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Join Dr. John T. Tanacredi, Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Director of CERCOM, Molloy University on June 20, 2024, at The Explorers Club for a free brunch event to celebrate International Horseshoe Crab Appreciation Day. Limited seats available for the brunch at The Explorers Club Headquarters.

 

In June 2019, during the IUCN SSC Horseshoe Crab Specialist Group international workshop in Guangxi, China, participants from 14 countries and regions endorsed the Beibu Gulf Declaration on Global Horseshoe Crab Conservation, to call for strengthening of policy making and better enforcement, more scientific investigations and research, sustainable management of Horseshoe Crabs, restoring natural populations and protecting their critical habitats, and promoting public and multi-party participation in horseshoe crab conservation.

In further extending their public outreach activities around the world, the IUCN SSC Horseshoe Crab Specialist Group have designated 20th June every year as the International Horseshoe Crab Day to showcase the collective conservation efforts for the four horseshoe crab species.

Since the first International Horseshoe Crab Day in 2020, more than 60 conservation educational activities, including symposia, webinars, public talks, film and video shows, workshops, and eco-tours were organized across the geographical range of horseshoe crabs.

The event at the Explorers Club begins at 9 a.m. on June 20, 2024, will include a viewing of the NatGeoWild video presentation of “Alien Crabs”, and a PowerPoint lecture on “Horseshoe Crab Biology and Conservation Efforts on a Global Scale”, with a Q & A to follow.

For those that are interested, a brief tour of The Explorers Club Headquarters led by Dr. Tanacredi, will follow at 12:30 p.m.

 

Schedule:

  • 9:00am: Check-in, Light breakfast available in Library
  • 10am: Program begins in Clark Room
  • 10:45am: Quick coffee break in Library
  • 11:00am: Video presentation in Clark Room
  • 12:00pm: Q&A in Clark Room
  • 12:30pm: Event concludes

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This will be a free event at Explorers Club Headquarters.

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Speakers

John Tanacredi

John T. Tanacredi, Ph.D. is Professor of Earth and Environmental Studies in the Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Studies and Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Coastal Oceans Monitoring (CERCOM) facility, at Molloy University, Rockville Centre, New York. He is a former Research Associate at the Wildlife Conservation Society, Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation-Osborn Laboratories of Marine Science, visiting scientist at The American Museum of Natural History in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology; Research Associate at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, and co-chair of the Conservation Committee of the Explorers Club. He was a Research Ecologist for 26 years in the National Park Service, serving as Chief of the Division of Natural Resources and as one of the NPS’s Coastal Natural Resource Specialist duty stationed for 9 years at the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI. From 1974-1978 he was an Environmental Analyst of the U.S. Coast Guard, Bridge Administration preparing NEPA environmental impact statements for bridge and highway construction in six eastern US states. 

 

Dr. Tanacredi, has continued his Long Island Molloy University Horseshoe Crab habitat inventory of some 115 locations tracking Horseshoe Crab breeding conditions and habitat. He has led many international academic travel programs including Earth and Environmental Studies Department programs to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands in July 2011 & 2018; Iceland/Italy in 2012; Sicily, May 2014 Easter Island, 2017 and Japan in 2015.

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