Bunny Book Group
Innovations in Protecting our Global Environment and Communities
WHERE SCIENCE AND ENFORCEMENT COLLABORATE IN COMBATING TRAFFICKING
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2022
Grace Farms Foundation
10:00AM – 10:30AM | REGISTRATION
10:30AM – 10:55AM | OPENING REMARKS
Rod Khattabi, Grace Farms Foundation, Chief Accountability Officer, and Justice Initiative Director
10:55AM – 11:15AM | ROBERT C. MANDE, NDC
Robert C. Mande, NDC is the Assistant Director and Chairperson at the National Taskforce Anti- Poaching, Board Member of Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority, and is the Law Enforcement Specialist for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania
11:15AM – 11:30AM | COFFEE & TEA BREAK
11:30AM – 11:50AM |SAMUEL WASSER, PhD.
Samuel Wasser, PhD. is the Executive Director, Center for Environmental Forensic Science at the University of Washington
11:50AM – 12:10PM | MEREDITH GORE, PhD.
Meredith Gore, PhD. is a conservation criminologist and Associate Professor at the University of Maryland
12:10PM – 1:00PM | PANEL DISCUSSION MODERATED BY ROD KHATTABI
Featuring Robert C. Mande, NDC, Samuel Wasser, PhD., and Meredith Gore, PhD.
About Grace Farms
Comprising nearly 80 acres of natural landscapes in New Canaan, CT, Grace Farms is free and open to the public six days a week for indoor and outdoor activities for intergenerational audiences. Opened in 2015, Grace Farms is home to nature trails, restored meadows, and a diverse natural habitat that invites exploration and reflection. Additionally, it is the site of the internationally recognized, architecturally significant River building, designed by the Pritzker-prize winning firm SANAA. The River building, which is nestled into the landscape, features five separate glass-encased volumes that create stunning 360-degree views as well as diverse opportunities for visitors to experience the spaces. The volumes are the venue for public programs all year long that highlight and deepen connections to the work we do here. At Grace Farms, visitors can explore nature trails, come together for a meal, enjoy a moment of peace, and appreciate the architecture of the River building, all in a single day.