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Special Evening Event: System-wide Approaches to Primate Conservation

Friday, October 21, 2016

CBC Panel

Join us for an evening of cocktails and conversation about conservation, in the Museum’s incredible Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe!

Social, economic, and cultural factors drive environmental threats and affect conservation success. A panel of experts joins Ana Luz Porzecanski, director of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, to discuss the social, economic, and cultural factors surrounding primate conservation today. 


Farwiza Farhan
2016 Winner of the Whitley Award in Ape Habitats
Environmental activist Farwiza Farhan is fighting to save the rain forest in Sumatra by opposing illegal oil-palm plantations, tackling poaching, and empowering local communities.


Ekwoge Enang Abwe
2013 Winner of the Whitley Award 
Ekwoge Abwe has played a pivotal role in conservation in southwestern Cameroon for almost a decade, managing the Ebo Forest Research Project and encouraging local communities to take pride in the forest’s unique biodiversity.


Dr. Nora Bynum
Director of the Keller Science Action Center, Field Museum
Nora Bynum provides leadership for the conservation activities of the Field Museum, incorporating new sites and initiatives with the goal of generating large-scale advances in conservation and cultural understanding.

This free public event is organized in collaboration with Whitley Fund for Nature and made possible thanks to support from the Arcus Foundation. It is the culmination of the Student Conference on Conservation Science-NY, organized in partnership with Yale University, University of Michigan, Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, and Harvard Forest. SCCS is generously supported by Marshall M. Weinberg. Additional support is provided by Vivian H. Donnelley, Strachan Donnelley Family Charitable Lead Unitrust.