Land Trust to present talk on conservation Nov. 13

Nov 02, 2019
John Morrison, pictured.

Union — Georges River Land Trust will present “Conservation 101,” a talk by World Wildlife Fund Director of Conservation Planning John Morrison, Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Union Town Office at 567 Common Road. Admission is free and all are encouraged to attend.

For 50 years, WWF – perhaps best-known for its work on behalf of endangered pandas - has been protecting the future of nature. The world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in one hundred countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

John Morrison is the director of conservation planning and measures at WWF-US. While John’s educational background and early career focused on geology and hydrologic engineering, a passion for scuba-diving, birds, and general natural history led to his becoming a conservation biologist. John has led marine, terrestrial, and freshwater spatial and strategic conservation planning efforts for WWF on all continents since 1999. John is also the global coordinator for the Conservation Coaches Network and works with the  coordination team and global franchises to train and support conservation coaches all over the world.

John will speak about the framework used for conservation planning. He uses this method all over the world with conservation professionals. He will also touch on spatial planning, the World Wildlife Fund, and his career path.

Georges River Land Trust is committed to protecting the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region. For more information, visit georgesriver.org or call 594-5166.

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