|Centre alumnus to lecture on protecting environment
RELEASED: April 22, 2004
DANVILLE, KYCentre College will sponsor a free public lecture by Michael L. Andrews '70, chief conservation officer of The Nature Conservancy.
"Biodiversity: How Best to Protect It" will take place April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Young Hall (room 101).
Andrews will discuss the ways in which biodiversity the variety of living species in an ecosystemcan be categorized in order to protect it.
Andrews joined The Nature Conservancy in 1983 as Kentucky state director. Since that time he has served in various capacities for the organization. In 2001, Andrews was named a managing director with responsibility for the conservancy's work in Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Paraguay, Venezuela and Brazil as well as in the Midwest, Great Plains and South Central United States.
In 2003 he became chief conservation officer for the conservancy responsible for overseeing and managing the organization's work in 30 countries.
Incorporated in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to "preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive."
As of September 2003, The Nature Conservancy reports that it has protected 15 million acres in the United States, and an additional 102 million acres worldwide.
Andrews studied philosophy at Centre and Rutgers University and holds a master's degree from Xavier University. He has completed the General Manager Program at Harvard Business School and has served on a number of boards of trustees including terms as president of Piedmont Youth Orchestras Inc., and vice chair of St. Elizabeth Medical Center, one of Kentucky's largest hospitals.
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