A free public lecture on dinosaur ethics will be the focus of a discussion at the University of Manitoba today.
Led by Philip Currie, a professor and Canada Research Chair in Dinosaur Paleobiology at the University of Alberta, the lecture will cover the commercial trade in dinosaur fossils.
Private explorers travel the world collecting fossil specimens which they then sell — often to private collectors, and sometimes for millions of dollars. Professor Currie will ask: should governments around the world permit this commercial trade? He will make the case that they should not.
The event is open to anyone and runs from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the concourse lounge of University College, 220 Dysart Road.