For Immediate Release
May 28, 1999

Contact: Tom MacKenzie
404/679-7291

PRIVATE/PUBLIC PARTNERS GATHER IN ATLANTA TO
ADDRESS DECLINE IN REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS

WHO

Dr. William Brown - Science Advisor to the Secretary of the Interior
Sam D. Hamilton - Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dr. J. Whitfield Gibbons - Savannah River Ecology Laboratory University of Georgia
Thomas M. Reed - Vice President, Forest Resources, Champion International
David Waller - Director, Georgia Wildlife Resources Division

WHAT

NEWS CONFERENCE
Highlighting the First National Organizational Meeting of the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC)
"Conserving Amphibians and Reptiles in the New Millennium"
WHEN Noon Wednesday June 2, 1999
WHERE

Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport North I-85 & Virginia Ave. (404) 672-8411

WHY PARC's MISSION: To conserve amphibians, reptiles and their habitats as integral parts of our ecosystem and culture through protective and coordinated public/private partnerships.
PHOTO / VIDEO OP Live reptiles and amphibians will be (literally) on hand at the news conference.

The workshops will have representatives from Canada, Mexico, and 32 states and the District of Columbia, including 12 state wildlife agencies, 29 universities (from 20 states), 12 zoos, aquariums and museums, 18 forest products industries, trade organizations and advisory groups.

Conference dates June 2-4, 1999.

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Release #:R99-051


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