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Solheim to talk about ‘Threats To Biodiversity’ at CROW

By Staff | Dec 29, 2010

Kristina Solheim

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife announced this week that there will be a special lecture presentation held at CROW on Tuesday, Jan. 4 beginning at 11 a.m. at their Healing Winds Visitor Education Center, located at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road.

CROW extern Kristina Solheim is a senior at the University of Arizona, studying Environmental Science who plans to work overseas in Conservation Biology/Wildlife Conservation once she completes her Masters degree.

Solheim will be speaking about “Threats To Biodiversity.” Wildlife is threatened by several different factors: global climate change; overexploitation; invasive species, habitat loss and disease. Each of these can have drastic and cascading effects on all wildlife.

On Thursday, Jan. 6 at 11 a.m., CROW Clinic Director Dr. Amber McNamara will be presenting a lecture on “2010 Year At CROW – Patient Review. McNamara will give the public an opportunity to learn about the wide variety of species admitted to CROW and the various treatments and care they received.

The public lecture series at CROW is free to members and children age 12 and under. Others are asked to make a $5 donation to CROW. Attendance at the lectures also includes the chance to tour the CROW Visitor Education Center and experience life through the eyes of CROW’s patients.

For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org.