Defenders of Wildlife Announces Forum on Biodiversity
Nigel.Allen at launchpad.unc.edu
Sat Jul 17 23:30:07 EST 1993
Here is a press release from Defenders of Wildlife.
I downloaded it from the PR On-Line BBS in Maryland at 410-363-0834.
Defenders of Wildlife Announces Forum on Biodiversity: Science,
Public Opinion and Policy
To: Assignment Desk, Daybook Editor, Environment Writer
Contact: Joan Moody or Rachel Mills, 202-659-9510,
both of Defenders of Wildlife
"I cannot imagine a scientific problem of greater immediate
importance for humanity."
E.O. Wilson, on biodiversity, from "The Diversity of Life"
Who: -- Sen. Max Baucus, (D-Mont.) chairman, Senate Environment
and Public Works Committee
-- Sen John Chafee, (R-R.I.) ranking member, Senate
Environment and Public Works Committee
-- Dr. Rodger Schlickeisen, president, Defenders of
-- Dr. Edward O. Wilson, professor of the sciences and
Frank B. Baird Jr., professor of science at
-- Dr. Stephen R. Kellert, professor, Yale University
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
-- Geoff Garin, president, Garin-Hart Strategic Research
What: Forum on biodiversity to release key findings from a
national biodiversity study by Peter Hart Research
Associates/Stephen Kellert for Defenders of Wildlife and to address
the state of scientific knowledge about loss of biodiversity. The
forum will also examine the implications of the study for U.S.
policy on biodiversity.
When: Tuesday, July 20, 9:15 a.m.
Where: Room 406, Dirksen Senate Office Building
RSVP 202-659-9510 ext. 18
Why: Dr. Edward O. Wilson predicts one in five species will be
extinct within 30 years; the EPA Science Advisory Board ranks
species and habitat loss as two of the four greatest environmental
problems facing the planet. The survey shows the public is largely
unaware of this severe problem but trusts scientists far more than
others to relay such environmental information. It also shows that
relaying scientific information profoundly changes public opinion.
The opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Campus Office for Information
Technology, or the Experimental Bulletin Board Service.
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