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Upcoming MAS Event:

Reminder: Please RSVP by April 9th to Alyssa Briggs at for this program.


Cordially Invite You to Attend a Talk on

The Coral Triangle Initiative: Stewarding Biodiversity and Food Security in Malaysia and Indonesia


April 11th, 2014

6:30-8:30 pm

SIS 120

American University

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW


Ms. Catherine Plume

Catherine Plume, Managing Director of the World Wildlife Fund Coral Triangle Program, will describe the work of her organization, as part of an urgent international effort , to maintain fragile coastal reefs and develop sustainable solutions for the six-nation “Coral Triangle” inhabitants and to protect one of the most diverse marine hábitats on earth. She will focus in Malaysia and Indonesia in her talk.

 A leading expert in her field, Cathy joined WWF in January 2004 and has been with the Coral Triangle Program since 2009. In her position as the Latin American and Caribbean Forest Coordinator, she led WWF US activities in the Southern Chile and Chihuahuan Desert. Prior to her career with WWF, she worked for The Nature Conservancy, World Resources Institute and CARE.  She has lived and managed projects in Paraguay, Togo, Mali and Bolivia, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay.  

 Cathy’s specialities include natural resources conservation, participatory rural-appraisal methodologies, project design, and international development. She earned an M.S. in Watershed Management at the University of Arizona and a B.S.  in Forestry at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. 


Light refreshments will be served


Free parking is available at American University in the Katzen Arts Center and the Nebraska Avenue parking lots after 5:00 pm.


Please RSVP by April 9th to Alyssa Briggs at