Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Free Lecture and Reception Sheds Light on the Importance of Protecting Wildlife Health to Protect Human Health

New York, N.Y. – Protecting the health of wildlife is a growing challenge to conservation. Outbreaks of infectious diseases often occur at the interface between people, domestic animals and wildlife. Because globalization and wildlife trade increases the threat of new health crises, human and animal health is inextricably linked.

WCS’s global health experts work around the world to develop collaborative approaches that address the complexities of caring for wildlife while protecting people and their livelihoods. In “Wildlife Conservation and Human Health,” a panel of eminent conservationists will share how they combat health threats in Asia, Africa, and right here in New York City.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Please register by April 5 at
For more information or to register by phone, call 718-741-1102.

WHO: Wildlife Conservation Society
WHAT: Fairfield Osborn Memorial Lecture
WHERE: Rockefeller University; Caspary Auditorium
York Avenue at 66th Street
New York City
WHEN: Wednesday, April 14, 2010


John Delaney -, 719-220-3275

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.