Buena Vista University will welcome Dr. James Rieger of The Nature Conservancy to campus to speak about the "Parks in Peril" program, an effort to save vital natural resources in Latin America.
Rieger's lecture will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in Hansen Room 8 of the Harold Walter Siebens Forum. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
Rieger will discuss the political, cultural, scientific, and ethical issues encountered by The Nature Conservancy as part of its rehabilitation and protection of El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve in Mexico, the Sierra de las Minas Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala, and Machalilla National Park in Ecuador.
The lecture is being co-sponsored by BVU's Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES) program and BVU's internationally-themed, cross-disciplinary "Bridges" program, which is focusing on Latin America this academic year. Rieger's appearance at BVU is funded in part by a grant from Humanities Iowa.