Section Menu
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Wildlife Corridors and Saving America’s Biodiversity with E.O. Wilson

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Free
Photo: Tom Koerner, USFWS

Wildlands Network, the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, Endangered Species Coalition, the Center for Large Landscape Conservation, Animal Welfare Institute, Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, The Wilderness Society, National Wildlife FederationNational Parks Conservation Association, and Appalachian Trail Conservancy–in cooperation with Honorary Hosts Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA),  Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), and Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA)–proudly present:

Wildlife Corridors and Saving America’s Biodiversity with E.O. Wilson

In celebration of the planet’s first Half-Earth Day, join world-renowned Harvard biologist Edward O. Wilson, former Director of the U.S. National Park Service Robert Stanton, and other leading biologists and thought leaders in a solutions-oriented discussion of how we can protect America’s wildlife. From monarchs to mule deer, from Florida panther to pronghorn, find out about wildlife corridors and policies that can safeguard these species from the threats of climate change and habitat loss.

1:00 p.m. – A Conversation with E.O. Wilson, Congressman Beyer (D-VA), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) (invited), Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE) (invited), Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Presentations and discussion: Challenges to U.S. wildlife, wildlife corridors and other solutions to the biodiversity crisis

3:10 p.m. – Cupcake reception and meet and greet with E.O. Wilson and panelists. Bring your copies of Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life to be signed!

This event is free and open to the public. RSVPs appreciated but not required. Please RSVP to info@wildlandsnetwork.org. For more information, contact Susan Holmes at 202-329-1553.

Presenters

Dr. Bruce Stein, National Wildlife Federation • Dr. Stuart L. Pimm, Nicholas School, Duke University • Dr. Healy Hamilton, NatureServe • Dr. Jon Beckmann, Wildlife Conservation Society • Dr. Gary Tabor, Center for Large Landscape Conservation • Dr. Ron Sutherland, Wildlands Network

Details

Date:
October 24
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
, ,

Organizers

Wildlands Network
E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
Endangered Species Coalition
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
Animal Welfare Institute
Sierra Club

Venue

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
First St NE
Washington, DC 20515 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
202-226-8000
Website:
https://www.visitthecapitol.gov