Wildlife Diversity Conference Focuses on Endangered Species

Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Photo

The Houston Zoo will host the third Wildlife Diversity Conference January 17-19. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith is scheduled to speak at the event. Other speakers from a variety of academic and conservation organizations will speak on a range of topics including Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Recovery, Kemp’s Ridley Turtles, the non-game reptile and amphibian trade in Texas, the Texas Plant Recovery Initiative, coastal prairie restoration, black bears in East Texas and more.

“The Texas Wildlife Action Plan provides a road map for addressing priority species and habitats in need of conservation attention,” said Mike Berger, Ph.D., TPWD Wildlife Division director. “As we move from planning to implementation, we need stakeholders and others that know how to get things done on the ground to attend and participate in this conference.”

For a schedule and a complete list of speakers, visit the Wildlife Diversity Website.

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