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        The Milford Historical Society, in conjunction with the Connecticut Audubon Society, will present a program on Monday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. on the Audubon’s Milford Point Coastal Center and the worldwide issue of endangered species.
         The talk will be at the Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church on the Milford Green at 168-176 S Broad St, Milford, CT . There is ample parking in the back parking lot and a ramp for the handicapped. Society lecture programs are always free and open to the public.  Donations are accepted.
        George Amato Ph.D., of the American Museum of Natural History, will discuss “Conservation of Endangered Species in a Changing World: Insights from Around the Globe and from the Platforms of the Milford Point Coastal Center.”
         Dr. Amato’s presentation will focus on how his experiences growing up on Long Island Sound in Milford led him to do global conservation research. He has said his 31 years of research has made him value the Milford Point Coastal Center as a priceless resource for conservation and conservation education.                                                                     * * * * *
        Dr. Amato is the Director Emeritus of the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics at the American Museum of Natural History. He led the organization of the Institute and was its first director for 14 years. In addition to administering this interdepartmental scientific program of more than 80 scientists, postdoctoral fellows. and graduate students, Dr. Amato continues to conduct research in conservation genetics of endangered species. 
          He also serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia and Fordham Universities. Before joining the Museum, Dr. Amato spent 17 years conducting conservation research and programs at the Wildlife Conservation Society, where he was the Director of Conservation and Science until 2005. He has lectured and published extensively on conservation strategies for endangered species, concentrating much of his work on the use of molecular analyses to determine conservation priorities and in developing forensic tools for monitoring the illegal trade in wildlife.

           Dr. Amato engages in global conservation issues and also works on projects in Africa, Southeast Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. He received his B.S. from the University of Connecticut and M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University.​