Media Advisory: Osborn Memorial Lecture Highlights “Wildlife Conservation and Human Health” Connections

Wednesday, April 14, 1-5 p.m.


New York (April 8, 2010)—The linkages between wildlife, natural resources, and the well-being of human populations are the focus of “Wildlife Conservation and Human Health,” a half-day symposium and part of the ongoing Fairfield Osborn Memorial Lecture series. The lecture is free to the public.

When:
Wednesday, April 14, 2010. 1-5 p.m.
Reception: 5-6 p.m.

Where:
Rockefeller University
Caspary Auditorium
York Avenue at 66th Street
New York City

Who: The lecture features eminent conservationists and health experts talking about the following topics:

  • Health monitoring for humans and primates in the rainforests of Congo
  • Monitoring of domestic and migratory bird populations in Southeast Asia for avian influenza
  • Health monitoring for wild sheep and livestock in Afghanistan
  • The impact of wildlife trade on nutrition and public health in Lao PDR
  • African wild dogs, rabies, and pastoralists in Kenya and Tanzania

MEDIA NOTE:

  • Media who wish to attend the event should contact John Delaney 718-220-3275 or Stephen Sautner 718-220-3682 at least one day prior to the event.

    Contact:
    John Delaney: (o) 718-220-3275; jdelaney@wcs.org
    Stephen Sautner: (o) 718-220-3682; ssautner@wcs.org


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