An International Tiger Conservation Forum
is being held Nov, 21-24 in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Philip Nyhus
is an invited participant.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is host for the meeting, and heads of governments of tiger-range countries as well as directors of major international and nongovernmental organizations are attending the historic event. The goal is to endorse a St. Petersburg Declaration on Tiger Conservation and a Global Tiger Recovery Program.
Nyhus, a leading proponent working on the reintroduction of tigers to the wild in China (see Colby magazine feature), will represent the WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society as well as Colby's Environmental Studies Program.
The New York Times "Green" blog covered the upcoming meeting.