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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Johanna Barry Speaks on Galapagos Islands January 27

SALISBURY, MD---One of the world’s most mysterious places, the Galapagos Islands, take center stage at Salisbury University as Galapagos Conservancy President Johanna Barry speaks on the islands’ unique flora and fauna 6 p.m. Friday, January 27, in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall.

Her talk is held during the reception for the exhibit “Darwin’s Enchanted Islands: Photographs by Ronald Gard,” 6-8 p.m. in the University Gallery. Barry offers a brief history of the Galapagos. Barry speaks on its international importance as a World Heritage Site, the major conservation issues and challenges in the Galapagos, and current initiatives to protect the islands’ biodiversity.

The Galapagos Conservancy is a non-profit membership organization of more than 10,000 that raises funds to support the operations of the Galapagos National Park Service and other partner organizations that implement research, conservation, education, and public policy programs to conserve and protect the islands.

The conservancy is part of an international network of Friends of Galapagos Organizations. These international chapters unite global efforts to address the most urgent needs of Galapagos and its key institutions.

The conservancy also conducts seminars, briefings, and other public education and advocacy efforts to inform the general public about conservation issues and the work being undertaken in Galapagos by the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galapagos National Park Service. Her talk is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-548-2547 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu. "



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