An illustrated lecture by Dr. Tundi Agardy, executive director of Sound Seas, a marine conservation policy group.
Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Museum, 2nd Floor.
Reception to follow.
The 2017 Smith Vaughan Lecture on a natural history subject. A widely-respected advocate for marine biodiversity and conservation issues, Tundi will make the case for why conservation can be and should be the foundation for marine resource use and “blue growth.”
Tundi Agardy is an internationally renowned expert in biodiversity conservation, with extensive field and policy experience in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, North America and the Pacific. She currently heads Sound Seas, an independent policy group based in the Washington, DC area, specializing in biodiversity conservation, coastal planning and assessment, marine protected areas, and fisheries management. She also serves as Director of the Marine Ecosystem Services (MARES) Program of Forest Trends, is Science and Policy Director for the World Ocean Observatory, and is Associate Editor of Marine Ecosystems and Management (MEAM), published through the University of Washington. Prior to forming her own organization, she was the Senior Director for the Global Marine Program at Conservation International and, before that, Senior Scientist for WWF.