Media Advisory: WCS Hosts South Sudan Briefing and “Great Migrations” Screening at Capitol Visitor Center

  • Participants Include Dr. Daniel Wani, Southern Sudan Undersecretary for Wildlife, Conservation and Tourism
  • National Geographic Channel’s “Great Migrations” Captures the Mass Movement of Southern Sudan’s White-Eared Kob
** Speakers are available for media interviews **

Washington, D.C. –– The Wildlife Conservation Society is hosting a briefing event on the economic and environmental future of the newly independent Southern Sudan, featuring a screening of cuts from National Geographic Channel’s “Great Migrations” series.  
The film demonstrates the tremendous wildlife resources that still exist in this war-torn region.
Speakers will discuss efforts to conserve this phenomenal natural environment as a new nation emerges and highlight the connection between economic growth through sustainable resource management and eco-friendly tourism.

When: Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dr. Paul Elkan, WCS’s Southern Sudan Program Director
Dr. Daniel Wani, Southern Sudan Undersecretary for Wildlife, Conservation and Tourism
Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ), Congressional Sudan Caucus
David Hamlin, National Geographic Television
John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs

Southern Sudan Capitol Hill Briefing
“Great Migrations” Screening

Capitol Visitor Center – North Orientation Theater
East Capitol Street Northeast & 1st St NE
Washington, D.C.


Tuesday, March 29, 2009
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Special Note to Reporters:  Please Arrive by 5:45 PM for check in. Also, please call in advance if you would like pre-event interviews.

Chip Weiskotten: (o) 202-624-8172 (m) 518-669-3936;

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