Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 12:00

Wed, October 3, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM See description. no charge, but online registration required. WHERE: Kelowna Community Theatre -- 1375 Water St.
Open to the Public

Extinction or Survival: The Global Biodiversity Crisis

Wade Davis is a well-published scholar and Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. Named by the society as one of the Explorers for the Millennium, he has been described as "a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet, and passionate defender of all of life's diversity."

An ethnographer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker, Davis holds degrees in anthropology and biology and received his PhD in ethnobotany, all from Harvard University. His work as an anthropologist and botanical explorer has taken him throughout the world from the forests of the Amazon to the mountains of Tibet, from the high Arctic to the deserts of Africa.

His talk -- Extinction or Survival: The Global Biodiversity Crisis -- argues that we are in a race against time to preserve countless species of earth's plants and animals. His talk will take everyone on a global journey to survey the progress.

Davis will speak in Kelowna on October 3 as part of UBC's Distinguished Speaker Series. To find out more visit