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9-Week Action Replay Listing

WEEK 1 - Changing the Dream

WEEK 2 - Feeding the World

WEEK 3 - Saving Our Vanishing Species

WEEK 4 - Ensuring Clean Water

WEEK 5 - Building an Economy That Works

WEEK 6 - Slowing Climate Change

WEEK 7 - Shifting Our Energy Reality

WEEK 8 - Transforming Corporate Control

WEEK 9 - Awakening the Dreamer

Vanishing Species in a Warming World
Recorded on May 14, 2014
With Bill Snape: Senior Counsel for Center for Biological Diversity, Chairman Emeritus for Endangered Species Coalition & John Kostyack: Vice President of Wildlife Conservation for the National Wildlife Federation & Marjorie Mulhall: Legislative Counsel for Earthjustice & Laurie Ann Macdonald: Florida Program Director for Defenders of Wildlife, Endangered Species Coalition Board Member
Hosted by Bill Snape
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William J. Snape, III (Bill) is Chairman Emeritus, Endangered Species Coalition, Senior Counsel for the Center for Biological Diversity and head swim coach at Gallaudet University. He is also Board Secretary of the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources, a member of the President’s Trade and Environment Policy Committee, and a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee.

From 1994-2004, he was Vice President and Chief Counsel for Defenders of Wildlife, where he directed all domestic and international legal policy, and supervised the organization’s litigation docket. He is editor and author of Biodiversity and the Law, published by Island Press in 1996, and has written many other articles on environmental protection and sustainable development. Snape is a magna cum laude graduate of the Honors College at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received his B.A. in History, and a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, where he was president of the environmental law society. He has taught at several law schools including Georgetown University, American University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Baltimore, where he served as an advisor for the school’s environmental law journal while an adjunct professor.

John Kostyack is Vice President of Wildlife Conservation for the National Wildlife Federation, where he leads NWF’s wildlife and habitat programs. A key focus of his work is protecting people and wildlife from intensified flooding and other harmful impacts of climate change. He also helps lead campaigns to protect and restore important Western landscapes, the Appalachian forests, aquatic ecosystems, and urban and suburban habitats. John frequently writes and lectures on meeting the challenges of conserving U.S. wildlife and ecosystems in a warming world.

His most recent publication, in the September 2011 issue of BioScience, outlines policy solutions for facilitating movement of plants and animals in a changing climate. He serves on the board of the American Wind Wildlife Institute, a unique NGO-industry collaboration focused on developing wildlife-friendly wind energy. John is a longtime leader on Endangered Species Act policy. He helped to win the endangered species conservation tax incentive for private landowners passed by Congress in 2008 and has won a series of important court rulings for wildlife through his legal advocacy, some of which have led to national conservation policy improvements.

Marjorie Mulhall has been with the  Earthjustice’s Policy and Legislation team since 2011. A wildlife enthusiast, she works with Congress and federal agencies to defend and strengthen the Endangered Species Act. Marjorie received a law degree from Duke University School of Law in 2008, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum. Prior to law school, Marjorie worked for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Environmental Defense Fund on a state-level climate campaign in North Carolina. After graduating law school, she worked as a litigation associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York. Marjorie received a Bachelor of Science in biology in 2002 from Bucknell University.

Laurie Macdonald oversees the work of Defenders Florida program team in protecting and restoring Florida’s imperiled wildlife, their habitat and a statewide ecological network. Laurie serves on several species Technical Advisory Groups and Recovery Teams including Florida panther, Florida manatee, Florida black bear and gopher tortoise, as well as policy task forces for issues such as transportation planning and the State Wildlife Action Plan.

As a steering committee member of the Florida Forever Coalition, Laurie is working to meet the needs of this rapidly developing state by advocating for reauthorization and increased funding for the Florida Forever Act, the largest state land acquisition program in the country. In 1994 Laurie joined Defenders of Wildlife and directed their first Florida program - the Habitat for Bears Campaign - to protect the threatened Florida black bear.

Prior to joining Defenders, Laurie split her time between her wildlife consulting business and volunteer work with the Sierra Club and other conservation organizations. Past pro bono work included chairing the national Sierra Club Endangered Species and Habitats campaign and the Florida League of Conservation Voters. Laurie has always sought to combine science and advocacy in her conservation work. Laurie earned her B.A. from the University of Oregon, Eugene and her M.S. in Zoology at the University of South Florida, Tampa. She has authored or coauthored scientific, issue and educational documents. She is a board member of the national Endangered Species Coalition, the Everglades Coalition and the Everglades Law Center.