Wildlife Habitat Council is organising its virtual Conservation Conference in a two-day digital event on June 8-9. Joining the discussions, speakers include Conserve Wildlife Foundation, Wildlife Restoration Partnerships, Bat Conservation International, World Business Council for Sustainable Development of North America and more.
Here’s the agenda for day one below (8 June). For the complete agenda, please click here.
- 9:00am – 10:00am EDT | Opening Session: State of Corporate Conservation and Presentation of the WHC Gold Program Award LIVE
- 10:00am – 10:15am EDT | WHC Awards Presentation: Species and Education Projects
- 10:30am – 11:30am EDT | Featured Keynote Speaker | Dr. Scott V. Edwards LIVE
- 11:30am – 12:00pm EDT | Wildlife Acoustics – Considering Bioacoustics Monitoring? Factors to Consider and How to Start
- 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT | Crab v Corona: The Unlikely Creature that Saved Us from Covid-19 LIVE
- 2:15pm – 3:15pm EDT | The Human and Cultural Dimension – A Discussion on Environmental Education and Training LIVE
WHC is playing its part in celebrating upcoming World Environment Day by publishing its latest WHC guide for 2021 with a purpose to help educate and activate events for more awareness that can be conducted year round. You may download the guide here.
Publishing its latest White Paper titled ‘Leveraging the Power of Nature’, it explores the importance of Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) like sequestering carbon in soil and vegetation, installing green infrastructure for greater resiliency and biodiversity, and conducting NCS-oriented outreach. Its focus: “Private Sector Potential for Community-First Climate Action.
Resources for Home Education: Perfect for lockdown lifestyle, resources for children and parents were also provided for activities come summer. From tracking bugs and floras in the backyard to building a bug hotel, webinars on their website allow their imagination run wild. Click here for WHC kids resource section.
In a brief search on its WHC Index List of a country in Southeast Asia, we discovered that the PTFI program — operated by Freeport-McMoRan, Inc in Papua, Indonesia — in an area known for its high levels of biodiversity near the Lorentz National Park. Aiming to restore areas of native vegetation to allow wildlife to thrive, it is also working towards rehabilitating and releasing animals rescued from traffickers. One such project which began in 2006 is rehabilitating pig-nosed turtles and other reptiles and amphibians that have been confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade. For more information of the program’s practices and impacts, click here.
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