N.J. Conservationist to Focus on Wildlife
Protection Efforts at MCCC Feb. 15
executive director of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey,
will speak on "Endangered Species" at MCCC on Thursday,
Feb. 15 at 12 noon. Her lecture, which is presented free to the
public as part of Mercer's Distinguished Lecture Series, will include
fantastic stories of New Jersey wildlife and the people who are
committed to preserving it. It will be held on the college's West
Windsor campus in the Communications Building, CM109, 1200 Old
O'Gorman, "Despite its urban image and turnpike jokes, New
Jersey is home to a vast diversity of wildlife. Over 70 of these
species are listed as threatened or endangered and are protected
by state and federal law. This rich diversity of wildlife lives
in close proximity to human development, so there is always a possibility
that you are living, working or traveling near a species that is
rare, endangered and protected."
O'Gorman, executive director of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation
will speak at Mercer on Feb. 15.
Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF) of New Jersey is a private, not-for-profit
organization dedicated to conserving and protecting New Jersey's endangered
and threatened wildlife through public education initiatives and fundraising.
According to O'Gorman, the CWF's primary goal is to support the mission
of the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame
Species Program, which employs a team of biologists to study and monitor
nearly 500 wildlife species found in the Garden State, especially those
listed as endangered. The Endangered and Nongame Species Program receives
no dedicated funding from the state budget, relying instead on contributions
from the CWF, from drivers who purchase "Conserve Wildlife"
license plates, and from taxpayers who designate contributions when filing
their state income tax returns.
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