The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 13, Number 4
Jul 1989

Group Supports Latin American Conservation

On June 2 in Cincinnati, a group of approximately 30 interested individuals who were in town for the AIC meeting met to discuss ways in which they might support conservation efforts in Latin America.

Several conservation needs were identified, including

  1. The need to be more informed as to conservation activities in Latin America.
  2. The need to translate basic conservation literature into Spanish and Portuguese.
  3. The need for a list of materials, equipment and suppliers, and their specific application to conservation in Latin America.
  4. The training of technicians on basic conservation techniques.

It was also felt that developing a hospitality network would be of service to Latin American conservators wishing to visit the United States, as well as to U.S. conservators wishing to visit Latin America.

To address these needs, several committees were formed. A Steering Committee was formed to coordinate the work of the various committees and to establish an organizational structure. Members of the Steering Committee are:

Jose Orraca, Chairperson
Kathleen Dardes
Pablo Díaz
Alvaro Gonzales
Anton Rajer
Amparo R. de Torres
Dianne van der Reyden

Anyone wishing to receive minutes of the meeting can do so by writing to Amparo Torres, 212 New Mark Esplanade, Rockville, MD 20850. Donations to cover mailing expenses would be greatly appreciated.

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