Sen. Udall And Rep. Haaland To Join Launch Of UNM Biodiversity Webinar Series, Discuss Urgent Need To Save Nature And Halt Extinction Crisis

U.S Rep. Deb Haaland


WASHINGTON, D.C. — At 1- 2:30 p.m. MT / 3-4:30 p.m. ET, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) will join National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala and University of New Mexico (UNM) Professor Subhankar Banerjee for a panel discussion “Building a National Biodiversity Action Plan: Science, Policy, and the Grassroots”.

The webinar will launch the Fall 2020 UNM Biodiversity Webinar Series hosted by UNM’s Species in Peril Project.  

Udall and Haaland will discuss how policymakers can act on the research, community concerns and cultural knowledge of academic researchers and scientists to advance initiatives critical to the long-term health of the planet and the nation. The lawmakers are the lead authors of the 30×30 Resolution to Save Nature in both chambers of Congress, legislation that would set a national goal of conserving 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030 in order to prevent species and ecosystem collapse.   

Monday’s webinar is the first in a series of four webinars on biodiversity, offered monthly through December. Registration for the event is required.

Please register for the Zoom conference information here. 

About the Species in Peril Project: The Species in Peril project at the University of New Mexico is a public service initiative.

The project was founded in April 2020 to foster conversations, creative production, public scholarship and grassroots initiatives to bring attention to the intensifying crisis of biological annihilation.