One Hundred-Day Countdown to WILD9 – Latest in World’s Longest Running Public Environmental Forum
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) August 4, 2009
Organizers say planning is intense during the final 100 days leading up to the 9th World Wilderness Congress, WILD9 — the high-profile global forum of debate, agenda-setting and action on wilderness-related environmental issues. Committees representing a diverse range of interests and perspectives are finalizing objectives and targets aimed at protecting wild nature – wilderness, wetlands, wildlife, and the oceans – and the benefits they provide to ensure a clean and healthy planet and human well-being.
Launched in 1977 by The WILD Foundation, the World Wilderness Congress (WWC) brings together senior-level participants from governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, native peoples, academia and the arts, and is unique in its longevity, conservation achievements, and encouragement of public participation in a week of learning, discussion, cultural programs and eco-tourism opportunities.
WILD9′s array of notable speakers and session leaders include world renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall; Conservation International President Russ Mittermeier; Mexico’s Environment Minister Juan Elvira; NOAA Chief Science Advisor Steve Murawski; Dr Jos