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U of M, Crookston Professor Dan Svedarsky, Ph.D., to Lay Out Case for Wildlife Protection in the Nation's Capital
January 29, 2008

What: Press conference

When: Tuesday, January 29, 9 -11 a.m.

Contact: Dan Svedarsky, head, Natural Resources, 218-281-8129, (, Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL ( 1/23/2007 ) --Daniel Svedarsky, head of the Natural Resources Department at the University of Minnesota, Crookston and president of the 8,000 member, The Wildlife Society will take part in a news conference calling for legislation that would protect and restore wildlife and ecosystems harmed by global warming. The news conference will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29th at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. N.W., Washington, DC.

Svedarsky also specializes in farmland and prairie wildlife management at the Northwest Research and Outreach Center, focusing on tallgrass prairie restoration and prairie bird management, especially for greater prairie chickens.

The event is sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation upon the release of a scientist letter with over 600 signatures of leading scientists and groups including The Wildlife Society. Along with three other speakers, Svedarsky will give an overview of what wildlife managers can do to moderate effects of climate change on wildlife resources and ecosystems. The proposed legislation would reduce greenhouse gas pollution and generate dedicated funding to protect and restore wildlife and ecosystems harmed by global warming.

All four speakers will be available for comment immediately following their remarks.

For more information, read the official press release.