Could gene drive approaches be used to protecting nature and recover biodiversity loss?

The potential uses and impacts of gene drive technologies are a topic of growing interest at the international and national level in many countries. The Gene Drive Webinar Series aims to help promote a productive and balanced conversation on the benefits and risks of possible gene drive applications, providing factual and accurate information that can help place the discussion under the Convention on Biological Diversity in context.

On the second webinar of the series, experts walk you through:

  • protecting biodiversity with gene drive
  • what gene drive can do to prevent invasive alien species
  • usefulness and limitations of gene drive approaches for conservation purposes

The webinar is hosted by the ISAAA SEAsiaCenter and co-organized with the Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research and the ISAAA Biotechnology Information Centers. Registration to the webinar is free and open to all.


Dr. Patty Baiao
US Head of Operations
Island Conservation

Dr. Owain Edwards
Group Leader, Environmental and Synthetic Genomics
CSIRO Land & Water

Dr. Andrew Veale
Wildlife Ecologist and Geneticist
Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research


Ms. Aroha Mead (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou)
Independent Research, Biological Heritage National Science Challenge and the Bio-protection Aotearoa Centre of Research Excellence
Chair Emeritus, IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy