For Those Who Totally Rocked, We Salute You!
April 22, 2007
On 15 April 2007 the University of California, Davis Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology and the UC-Davis Graduate School hosted a blues concert to benefit ACA. All proceeds will go to our Pampas del Heath Project, which aims to conserve Bolivia’s Amazonian savanna ecosystem in partnership with Tacana indigenous communities.
At the concert more than 100 grad students, faculty, and other locals jitterbugged to a potent mix of bluegrass, Brazilian, acoustic, and blues/rock performers.
The Society for Conservation Biology, Davis Chapter is a grad-student run group (see http://scb.ucdavis.edu/about.htm) that provides a link between the world’s leading society of conservation biology professionals and one of the world’s top biology programs. The chapter’s work with a sister SCB chapter in Bolivia led them to ACA’s work in the Pampas, which led to the Biodiversity Blues Benefit Concert.
Our thanks to the performers, to the SCB Davis Chapter, to the UC-Davis Graduate School Association, and to everyone who shook it for the Pampas. We can hear you down here, and it sounds fantastic!