World Affairs Council Delegation on Animal Welfare & Protections in Africa to Visit Law School
Date: 11:30am PDT May 3, 2013 Location: Legal Research Center, Faculty Reading Room
Legal Research Center, Faculty Reading Room
The Center for Animal Law Studies will host a delegation of international visitors from the World Affairs Council for a discussion about animal welfare and protections issues. The group consists of national parks directors and conservation professionals from several African nations who hope to learn about the developing field of animal law, especially as it relates to the assessment and evaluation of natural capitol and wildlife management and protection strategies.
The World Affairs Council of Oregon is hosting this group of visitors from Africa traveling under the auspices of the International Visitor Leadership Program, the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional development program that works to create mutual understanding between citizens of the U.S. and other nations, and they will be in the U.S. for three weeks looking at the topic Wildlife Conservation: Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Poaching Efforts in the U.S. This particular project came about as a result of Secretary Clinton’s initiative on wildlife conservation with special respect to anti-poaching/trafficking. Besides Portland, the group will also be traveling to Washington D.C., Miami, FL, Ashland, OR and Bozeman, MT.