Kieràn Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, presented a talk titled, "Endangered Species and the Extinction Crisis: Looking back on 20 years of Activism" on Sept. 29 at the UNM School of Law.
Respect for and protection of endangered species has increased dramatically in the United States in the 20 years since the Center for Biological Diversity was founded in southern New Mexico. Yet, mass extinction continues. Suckling, the center's founder and executive director, examined the status of endangered species, conservation policy and biodiversity activism to identify what is working, what is not and what needs to be done stop the greatest, least reversible environmental problem on Earth: the extinction of plants and animals.
The public event was sponsored by the UNM School of Law, the Environmental Law Society and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.