Exciting Event October 16!

"COMING EVENT!! Spread the word!
"Butterflies and Their People: Rethinking Monarch Conservation"
Sunday, October 16, 1:00 PM
Indian Creek Nature Center Auditorium
in the Amazing Space building, 5300 Otis Rd SE,
Cedar Rapids

With Dr. Ellen Sharp, Cultural Anthropologist, Cerro Pelon Monarch Sanctuary, Macheros, Mexico.

Many Mexicans who live near the monarch butterfly overwintering grounds in the Sierra Madre mountains depend on illegal logging in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve for income, despite financial incentives paid to them by the government to prevent it.

In this talk, Dr. Sharp proposes an alternative model of forest conservation: the employment of full-time rangers. She also discusses the widespread institutional resistance to replacing one-time payments with meaningful work.

Free will donations, tax deductible, go to her nonprofit, "Butterflies and Their People Project", raising funds to hire rangers to protect the forests in the Monarch reserves from illegal logging.   Please be generous if you can."

Article by Dr. Ellen Sharp:  Monarch Conservation Efforts for Naught?

 Ellen will also be presenting at the University of Iowa the following night:

 Ellen Sharp, PhD, Cultural Anthropologist;
Co-founder, Butterflies and Their People, A.C.

Monday, October 17
7:00 PM
106 Gilmore Hall

Butterflies and Their People: Rethinking Monarch Conservation in Mexico     Poster      


PARKING:  There is some street parking on N. Clinton Street and other surrounding streets. Metered parking is available in ramp beneath Pappajohn Business Building with entrance on N. Clinton St.  The Iowa Memorial Union Parking Ramp is a block west on N. Madison St.   Gilmore Hall has a wheelchair accessible entrance on the east side lower level of the building that leads directly to elevator.  Room 106 is on first floor.