2011 Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series

"This Year In Conservation" 2011 Panel Discussion

SCCS­‐NY 2011 featured the Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series Panel Discussion as a special public program on the evening of Wednesday, October 12. The focus of the discussion was “This Year in Conservation,” and featured an engaging conversation between four conservationists on their own unique careers, and how the important innovations, milestones, and events of the last twelve months have challenged and inspired conservation action on the world stage and in their own individual work. The evening's panelists included: 

  • Dr. Gabriela Chavarria, Science Advisor to the Director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • Dr. Christopher Filardi, Director of Pacific Programs in the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) at the American Museum of Natural History  
  • Dr. Erica Zavaleta, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California
  • Moderator: Dr. Eleanor Sterling, Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History

The Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series was established in honor of Dr. Mack Lipkin, Sr., by his many friends and admirers. Dr. Lipkin was a physician who was a gentle and powerful force towards advancing the most humane and caring practices of medicine. The Museum is proud to welcome Gabriela Chavarria, Christopher Filardi, and Erica Zavaleta as the 2011 Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series Fellows.

This is a yearly event that is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact us at biodiversity@amnh.org.