The first Conversations event of 2022 is happening this Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. PST / 10 p.m. EST — and we are talking about ecological restoration around the globe!

You are invited to attend as Canada’s National Observer editor-in-chief Linda Solomon Wood and The Tyee's founding editor, David Beers, broadcast live from Science World in Vancouver to celebrate the launch of a new special exhibition on preventing extinctions and the release of the book Pelican’s Paradise.

Co-hosts Linda and David will moderate this exclusive event with Pelican’s Paradise author and photographer Andrew S. Wright and esteemed biologist Gregg Howald.

Andrew has documented the most biologically diverse places in the world that also experience the greatest rate of species extinctions. Gregg is the CEO of FreshWater Life, an NGO dedicated to the preservation of freshwater species.

Please note: Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, this is an online-only event. In-person tickets will not be available.

Preventing Extinctions: Architecting the Accretocene is a new Science World exhibit on extinctions that has been a decade in the making. This exhibit celebrates the successes islands across the world have had in saving species from extinction. Working alongside the organization Island Conservation, 65 islands worldwide have been restored. Science World’s new exhibit invites you to experience this for yourself.

Register here for this dynamic dialogue, followed by a Q&A with our Zoom audience.

All proceeds from the sale of Pelican’s Paradise will provide much-needed support to Science World, Canada’s National Observer and The Tyee.