Sustainable Development Goal 15 – Life on Land was the subject of an interview with Prof Dariusz Szlachetko, Dean of the Faculty of Biology at the University of Gdansk.

Enjoy a conversation about climate change, threats to tropical forests, and nature conservation in Poland and around the world.

We are facing an environmental catastrophe right now. It is not approaching, it is ongoing. It will only accelerate […] We will not leave our planet to future generations in the state in which we inherited it. In thirty years, about 1.5 million square kilometers of tropical forests, this reservoir of biodiversity, a factor affecting the Earth’s climate in a huge way, have disappeared from the surface of the Earth – says Prof. Dariusz Szlachetko.

The dean of the Biology Department also explained how, in his opinion, the level of wildlife conservation in Poland is. Are naturally valuable systems adequately protected? Why is wildlife conservation in many cases ineffective? Answers to these questions can be heard in the interview.

Prof. Dariusz Szlachetko is Dean of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Gdansk and Head of the Plant Taxonomy Laboratory of the Department of Plant Taxonomy and Nature Conservation of the Faculty of Biology of UG.

The interview was conducted by CZRUG employee Szymon Gronowski.