Executive Director of Charles Darwin Foundation Speaks at Colorado State University April 2

The executive director of the Charles Darwin Foundation, Graham Watkins, will present a public lecture, "Galapagos at a Critical Crossroads," as part of Colorado State University’s International Viewpoints: Society and Conservation in the 21st Century lecture series from 4-5 p.m. April 2 in the North Ballroom of the Lory Student Center.

The presentation will review the complexity of current conservation challenges in Galapagos and will include a discussion about how the Charles Darwin Foundation and its partners are developing a vision of sustainable development which could serve as a model for conservation in other remote and fragile ecosystems around the world.

Watkins has spent most of his life in South America, mainly in Ecuador and Guyana. He has more than 20 years of experience in ecological research, collaborative wildlife and fisheries management, and enterprise development in aquaculture, fisheries and tourism.

The lecture is sponsored by Colorado State’s Warner College of Natural Resources, the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, the College of Liberal Arts’ Environmental Affairs Interdisciplinary Program. Odell Brewing Company and A Spice of Life Catering Services are also sponsors.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call Esther Duke at (970) 491-2197.