The UCLA School of Law’s Animal Law Society and Environmental Law Society are proud to announce that world-renowned primatologist, Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, will speak at the UCLA School of Law this Thursday evening, April 19, 2012. For almost four decades, Dr. Galdikas has studied and worked closely with the orangutans of Indonesian Borneo in their natural habitat, and is today the world’s foremost authority on the orangutan. She leads the organization Orangutan Foundation International, www.orangutan.org, and has been featured on the cover of National Geographic twice for her work with these magnificent creatures.
Unfortunately, as a result of poaching and habitat destruction, viable orangutan populations are on the edge of extinction and could be gone within the next 10 years. As President of OFI, Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas has studied orangutans longer than any other person in human history and has worked ceaselessly to save orangutans and forests, and to bring orangutans and their plight to the attention of the world.
Please join us for this special event!
This event is sponsored by:
UCLA GSA Sustainable Resource Center
UCLA Center for Tropical Research
The Animal Law Society at UCLA School of Law
The Environmental Law Society at UCLA School of Law
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability