In April we had the honor of participating in the formal dedication of the Camp Fire Conservation Fund Conference Center coinciding with the Centennial Celebration of the Roosevelt Wild Life Station. The beautiful new conference center proved to be a great space for our lecture on Pride of the Serengeti: assessing the past, planning for the future of lion conservation in Africa. During the lecture, past efforts and future needs in lion conservation were explored based on our current research projects across the Serengeti ecosystem. There was a great turn out with over 300 audience members in attendance!
Since the official dedication and opening of the Camp Fire Conservation Fund Conference Center, the space has been well used for many lectures and events. In the months and years to come, it will certainly continue to be a main feature here on the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry campus. In addition, the extensive collection of animal mounts housed outside of the center is a main point of attraction for students, staff, and visitors!
“There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country”
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you”
“Try to leave this world a little better than you found it and, when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best”
“The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans”
“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land”
“We and the beasts are kin”
“The purpose of conservation: The greatest good to the greatest number of people for the longest time”
“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children”
“Leave this world a little better than you found it”
“Like the resource it seeks to protect, wildlife conservation must be dynamic, changing as conditions change, seeking always to become more effective”
“...conservation of land and conservation of people frequently go hand in hand”