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Gerardo Ceballos

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Gerardo Ceballos is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Ecology at UNAM and a major figure in global conservation science, particularly researching and actively tackling the loss of biodiversity in his native Mexico and globally. His theoretical work resulted in the first evaluation ever of the conservation status of the entire class of land mammals on a global scale. In a recent study on the decimation of animal species worldwide, Gerardo and colleagues warn of the dramatic scope of the coming sixth mass extinction event caused by human-made habitat destruction, overhunting, toxic pollution and climate change.

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Up to 20 scientists and leading experts from all over the world and a wide range of disciplines are invited to share insights into their future-changing work at the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November, in front of 700 international guests. In an inspiring, information-packed 15 minutes each, speakers present the core of their breakthroughs – which walls are they helping to tear down and how will it transform our lives?

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