The Species in Peril project at UNM, in partnership with the Office of the U.S. Senator Tom Udall, Office of Congresswoman Deb Haaland, New Mexico BioPark Society, and the Southwest Environmental Center, is launching the UNM Biodiversity Webinar Series—Fall 2020.

The webinar will explore how academia can support policy-makers who advance agendas identified by science and informed by community concerns and cultural knowledge and practices—which are critical to the long-term health of the planet and the nation.

The series will include four webinars, offered monthly starting Monday, Sept. 14. The first discussion, “Building a National Biodiversity Action Plan: Science, Policy, and the Grassroots” features Senator Tom Udall, Congresswoman Deb Haaland, Enric Sala and is moderated by Professor Subhankar Banerjee, founding Director of the Species in Peril project at UNM.

This online symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to view the schedule of events and the link to register for each webinar. There are also biographies of the panelists and moderators available.

The Species in Peril project at the University of New Mexico is a public service initiative. The project was founded in April 2020 to foster conversations, creative production, public scholarship and grassroots initiatives to bring attention to the intensifying crisis of biological annihilation, which includes human-caused species extinctions, mass die-offs and massacres.