The Conservation Innovation (CCI) at Defenders of Wildlife is excited to announce that we are establishing a regular seminar series to highlight researchers and practitioners who work on cutting-edge developments in conservation science, technology, and policy. Partners in academia, the private and non-profit sectors, and government at all levels are not only possible speakers, they are invited to be part of the audience – we are reaching out as far and as wide as possible.
Light refreshments will be provided, and sack lunches are welcome. Seminars are free and open to the public, and we encourage all interested parties to attend. To RSVP, please click this link.
We hope you can join us!
Our 2018-2019 schedule is listed below. All seminars are held from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the Defenders of Wildlife headquarters building at 1130 17th St. NW in Washington, DC, unless otherwise noted.
October 19th, 2018
Endangered Species Act: Quantifying Threats to Improve Species Recovery
Summary: Understanding the temporal variation of threats that cause species endangerment is key to development of conservation strategies to improve species recovery. We assessed temporal variation of threats identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service in their listing decisions to justify species protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). We identified six overarching threat categories and evaluated how the number of these threats and the probability of including a given threat in a listing decision changed between 1975 and 2018. We then compared threat analysis between recovered species and species still protected under the ESA. We discuss our findings in relation to policies and management strategies and provide recommendations for species recovery efforts.
Details to be announced.
February – March 2019
To be announced.