Arlington, VA (Vocus) July 14, 2010
Nature Conservancy Releases Report – A Way Forward to Help Restore the Gulf of Mexico
When: Thursday, July 15, 11 a.m. to noon ET
- Glenn Prickett, Vice President of External Affairs, The Nature Conservancy
- Brian McPeek, Chief Conservation Strategy Officer and North American Regional Managing Director for The Nature Conservancy
- Cindy Brown, Director of The Gulf of Mexico Program, The Nature Conservancy
- Dr. Robert Twilley, Professor of Oceanography & Coastal Science for Louisiana State University*
The Nature Conservancy is calling on its decades of history and partnerships in the Gulf of Mexico to define a new future for the region and help people, plants and animals recover from the oil spill. Today the Conservancy will release “Gulf 20/20: The Case for Long-Term Restoration,” which identifies key actions that can begin immediately to restore the Gulf’s health and productivity: habitat restoration, safe and sustainable oil and gas development, investments in science and technology and establishing a coalition of diverse stakeholders. Experts will present the plan and provide 30 minutes for Q&A.
To join the call, dial 800-894-5910, Conference ID: 7GULF
For more information, explore this interactive graphic to learn about our projects in the Gulf, how we’re responding to the oil spill, and our vision for long-term restoration of the Gulf’s natural systems to full health: http://www.nature.org/multimedia/features/art31920.html?src=sp1.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at http://www.nature.org.
Blythe Thomas, 703-841-8782, bthomas(at)tnc(dot)org
Jill Austin, 321-689-6099, jaustin(at)tnc(dot)org