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The Current State: How Humans, Wildlife, and Nature Can Co-Exist In Today’s World
LIVE Streamed: October 19-21

This three-day virtual event is designed to raise awareness about conservation and responsible resource use, and create understanding about how appropriately managed hunting, fishing, and agricultural activities around the world are critical to further conservation resulting in environmentally protective use of the biosphere.

Registration includes all 3 days of EarthxConference – Oct 19-21




Session/Time Activity/Location Moderator

Monday,  October 19

State of Current Affairs in Africa

1:00 PM – 1:05 PM

 Welcome to the EarthxConservation  Conference

  •  Trammell S. Crow, Founder, EarthX
1:32 PM – 2:30 PM CDT

 The Pillars of African Conservation

  • Ivan Carter, Ivan Carter Foundation

The Role of Conservation Hunting in Namibia

  • Danene van der Westhuyzen, President- Namibia  Professional Hunting Association
2:55 PM – 4:30 PM CDT

 Conserving Africa’s Wildlife in the 21st  Century

  •  Catherine Semcer, PERC
  •  Jaime Rupert, Rhino 911

 Short Film: Talk to Me Nico  

 Supporting Africa’s Rangers

  •  Andrew Campbell, Game Rangers’ Association  of Africa
  •  Richard Sowry, Kruger National Park
 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM CDT

 Current State of Online Wildlife Trafficking in  Africa

  •  Gretchen Peters, Alliance to Counter Crime Online
  •  Dr. Paul Abolo, Ecologistics Nigeria
  •  Joe Mbaiwa, Okavengo Research
  •  Debbie Peake, The Conservation Coalition  Botswana
  •  Sehenyi Tlotlego, The Conservation Coalition  Botswana
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

 Voices From the Frontline: Communities &  Livelihoods

  •  Debbie Peake, The Conservation Coalition Botswana

Tuesday, October 20

Current State of Agriculture, Ranching, Forestry, and Land in US

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT

 Keynote Speaker: The Ties between Nature,  Conservation, and Human Health 

  •  Dr. Patrick Stover, Texas A&M Agrilife
 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM CDT

 Conserving Nature, Providing Nutrition, and  Enhancing Human Health through Agriculture

  •  Dr. Doug Tolleson, Texas A&M Agrilife
  •  Dr. Luis Tedeschi, Texas A&M Agrilife
  •  Dr. Rebecca Seguin-Fowler, Texas A&M Agrilife
 Dr. Bill Fox
2:15 PM – 3:10 PM CDT

 Cattlemen’s Land Trust at the Forefront of  Conservation

  • Chad Ellis, TALT
  • Meredith Ellis, G Bar C Ranch
  • Terry Fankhouser, Colorado Cattlemen
  • Gary Price, 77 Ranch
  • Rick Knight, Colorado State University
  • Richie Winkler, Malpais Borderlands
 Ethan Lane, NBCA
3:15 – 4:10 PM CDT

 Short film: Our Land 

 Regenerative Agriculture

  •  Bruce Knight, Former Chief, NRCS
  •  Jay Watson, General Mills
  •  Debbie Reed, Ecosystem Market Consortium
  •  Roger Wolf, Iowa Soy Association


 Alex Echols
4:10 PM – 5:05 PM CDT

 Forestry: Western Fires and Prescribed Fires

  •  Jim Peterson, Evergreen Magazine
  •  Michael Rains, Retired Dep Chief USFS
  •  Daniel Tomascheki, VP Sierra Pacific
  •  Bob Williams, Pine Creek Forestry
  •  Chuck Leavell
Mark Rey, Former US  USDA

Wednesday, October 21

Current State of Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife

1:05 PM – 1:55 PM

  Keynote Speaker: Wildlife Conservation is All     About  People

  •  Aurelia Skipwith, Director, US Fish and Wildlife

 Texas Parks and Wildlife: Protecting Wildlife      and Their  Habitats

  •  Carter Smith, Executive Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife

  Importance of the Pittman-Robertson Federal   Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act

  •  Jeff Crane, Congressional Sportsmen Foundation

 Rethinking the North American Model of  Wildlife

  •  Brian Yablonski, Executive Director, PERC
2:06 PM – 3:00 PM

 Current State of Conservation Policy in US

  •  Debbie Dingell, Congresswoman, Michigan
  •  Jeff Fortenberry, Congressman, Nebraska

 Whit Fosburgh, TRCP

  Jeff Crane, Congressional         Sportsmen Foundation

3:00 PM – 4:05 PM CDT

 Impacts of Commercial Overfishing

  •  John Amos, SkyTruth
  •  Peter Knights, CEO WildAid
  •  Octavio Aburto Oropeza, Director of the Gulf of  California Marine Program

 Corporations at the Forefront of Conservation

  •  Matt Muns, Young Professional  Organization –  Chair Hunting &  Conservation
  •  Mike Dlouhy
  •  James Hall
4:05 PM – 4:50 CDT

 Pursuing Natural Resource Literacy in Texas

  •  David Yeates, Texas Wildlife Association

Taking the Outdoors to Public Schools

  •  Scot McClure, Outdoors Tomorrow  Foundation

Ducks Unlimited Ecology Conservation and  Management Certification

  •  Tom Johnson, Ducks Unlimited
  •  Kimberly Cantrell, ICEV

Conserving Bears through Education

  •  Jack Evans, Bear Trust International
  •  Logan Young, Bear Trust International


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