WCS Celebrates International Year of Biodiversity at Central Park Zoo

MEDIA ADVISORY

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Actor Edward Norton and UN Delegates to attend Central Park Zoo event In advance of United Nations Special Meeting

Who:
Dr. Steven Sanderson, President & CEO, Wildlife Conservation Society;
Edward Norton, Actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity;
Ahmed Djoghlaf, Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
Dr. Eric Chivian, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School;
Dr. Thomas Lovejoy,
Chief Biodiversity Adviser to the President of the World Bank, Senior Adviser to the President of the United Nations Foundation; Sakihito Ozawa, Japanese Minister for Environment 

What: The Wildlife Conservation Society will host a celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity at the Central Park Zoo. The event will be attended by WCS’s senior staff and UN delegates and precedes the United Nations Special Meeting on Biodiversity.

Activities will include:

  • Comments by Dr. Steven Sanderson, Edward Norton, and others
  • A cocktail and hor d’oeuvres reception

Where:
Central Park Zoo
Fifth Avenue and 64th Street
(Enter at Fifth Avenue Entrance)

When:   
Tuesday, September 21, 6:15—8 p.m.


Contact:

Stephen Sautner: 1-718-220-3682; ssautner@wcs.org
John Delaney: 1-718-220-3275; jdelaney@wcs.org

           


MEDIA NOTE(S): Members of the media who wish to attend are asked to call ahead so that interview access can be arranged. WCS President and CEO Steve Sanderson is available for interviews on this topic.

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

 

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