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You’re Invited: Wildlife Corridors and Saving America’s Biodiversity with E.O. Wilson

CO-SPONSORS: Wildlands Network • E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation • Endangered Species Coalition • Center for Large Landscape Conservation • Animal Welfare Institute • Sierra Club • Defenders of Wildlife • The Wilderness Society • National Wildlife Federation • National Parks and Conservation Association

In cooperation with Honorary Hosts Representative Don Beyer (D-VA), Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI),
Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA) 

invite you to a briefing and cupcake reception

in recognition of the planet’s first Half-Earth Day


Tuesday, October 24, 2017
1-3:30 p.m.
Capitol Visitor Center: Congressional Auditorium and Atrium

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 Tom Udall (D-NM), Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)

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

3:00 p.m. – Cupcake reception and meet and greet with E.O. Wilson and panelists. Bring your copy of Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life for E.O. Wilson to sign!

This event is free and open to the public.


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

RSVPs appreciated but not required. Please RSVP to For more information, contact Susan Holmes at 202-329-1553.

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