Public lecture by Prof.Dr. Richard E. Leakey
‘Broad Implications of Climate Change in East Africa in terms of Human and Animal Futures’
In November 2008, the LEAD Programme organised a public lecture by Prof.Dr. Richard E. Leakey on ‘Broad Implications of Climate Change in East Africa in terms of Human and Animal Futures’ at the Gorlaeus Laboratory of the Faculty of Science, attracting more than 1.000 students and staff.
As an Honorary Member of the LEAD Programme since 1987, Prof.Dr. Richard E. Leakey has contributed substantially to the LEAD mission to integrate indigenous environmental knowledge into efforts to attain community-based conservation of nature, in particular in East Africa. The cooperation between Prof. Leakey and the LEAD Programme includes many activities, such as joint research in palaeo-ethnobotany and agro-ecosystems in Kenya, bio-cultural management and conservation, and several joint workshops on research and training.