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2020 Biodiversity Symposium
November 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - November 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
APLD & LASAN present the 2020 Biodiversity Symposium
Biodiversity hotspots are home to unique flora and fauna, many of which are endemic to a particular environment. Our City of Los Angeles is fortunate to be one of only 36 Biodiversity Hotspots on the planet.
This designation also means that biodiversity here is threatened, and we need to come up with protective strategies to safeguard our area’s resilience and sustainability. Our symposium, which will unfold over the course of the week, will illustrate the vital importance of an integrated ecosystem of natural biodiversity and sustainable urban landscapes.
We are looking to provide a forum for leading area scientists to inform landscape designers and architects, builders, nurseries, growers, and homeowners on the significance of biodiversity in the Los Angeles area, which is severely threatened by urban development. We hope this forum will aid in building an understanding of how we can affect a change in practices and achieve the goal of “a no-net-loss” biodiversity strategy.
Our well-being fundamentally depends on nature. We must act quickly to take action with protective strategies to safeguard this unique area that we live in. We can make a difference. Join this community and symposium to protect our biodiversity hotspot.
Please join us and help spread the word. Garden by garden, and park by park, we can take the steps to change the narrative of environmental degradation.
We are happy to be in partnership with LASAN for this important endeavor.
“The survival and well-being of the City’s residents also depend on ecosystem services provided by biodiversity, including air pollution reduction, strongly and rapidly mitigating and adapting to climate change, mental health and educational opportunities, water cleansing, and aesthetic benefits. These services are built directly from an integrated ecosystem of natural biodiversity and sustainable urban landscapes.” — LA Sanitation & Environment