Turning Adversaries into Allies

Stanford Law School has awarded Michael Bean, a nationally recognized leader in wildlife conservation, its Robert Minge Brown Lectureship, for his innovative approaches to promoting wildlife conservation using incentives.

Bean's lecture, titled "Turning Adversaries into Allies: New Ideas for Conserving Our Most Imperiled Wildlife," will be delivered Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 5:00 p.m., in Room 190, Crown Quadrangle, Stanford Law School.

Bean currently serves as chair of the Wildlife Program at Environmental Defense, where he has directed wildlife activities since 1977. He is a foremost authority on the Endangered Species Act and its implementation. His book, The Evolution of Wildlife Law, is the leading text on wildlife conservation law in the United States. He has also written numerous articles on wildlife protection.

Much of Bean's current endangered species conservation work focuses on the challenge of conserving rare species on privately owned land, and his lecture at Stanford Law School will specifically address innovation in species conservation on private land.

"Michael Bean's path-breaking work on conservation easements with private landowners, his entrepreneurial development of incentive-based wildlife conservation policies, and tireless efforts to make the Endangered Species Act more effective make him an ideal recipient of the Robert Minge Brown Lectureship," said Larry D. Kramer, Richard E. Lang Professor and Dean of Stanford Law School.