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WWF Brings Scientists to Capitol Hill

On December 10, 2008, WWF is helping to lead a Congressional Visit Day for conference participants of the 9th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment. Over 75 scientists will receive a half-day training on how to communicate effectively on Capitol Hill, followed by a round of meetings with congressional representatives to discuss issues related to international and domestic biodiversity conservation, including climate change impacts. By bringing scientists together with policymakers, WWF is working to increase awareness of the biodiversity crisis among federal lawmakers and ensure that scientific integrity is at the heart of U.S. policies to address biodiversity conservation and climate change. The Congressional Visit Day is a unique opportunity to bring the insights and perspectives derived from academic and non-political settings into the halls of Congress, where they can become the basis for sound, science-based policy development.

The National Council for Science and the Environment is holding the 9th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment on December 8 – 10, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s conference is Biodiversity in a Rapidly Changing World. WWF is cosponsoring the three-day gathering, which offers an opportunity for leading scientists, policy makers, government, civil society, industry leaders, educators, and other solutions-oriented innovators to discuss how to develop and advance science-based solutions to the biodiversity crisis.

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