De-extinction: Could We, Should We, Resurrect Extinct Species?
with Stanley A. Temple, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin and Senior Fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation
7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – Harold C. Schott Education Center
This event is free and open to the public but registration is recommended. Click here to register online.
Science fiction like “Jurassic Park” notwithstanding, throughout the 6-billion-year history of life on Earth extinction has been forever, and no extinct species has ever returned to life. But rapid advances in biotechnology and reproductive biology may soon make de-extinction (the resurrection of an extinct species) feasible. This epic undertaking has many technical, ethical, legal and ecological implications for biodiversity conservation. Given the many uncertainties and possible unintended consequences, how should we proceed? Professor Stan Temple will review progress and discuss the key issues.