Richard R. Capozza a Panelist at International Wildlife Conservation Assembly
SYRACUSE, NY — May 19, 2016 — Richard R. Capozza, a partner in Barclay Damon’s Environmental Practice Area, was a featured panelist at the 63rd General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (“CIC”) in Brussels, Belgium. The event’s theme was “hunting is conservation.”
Mr. Capozza, a member of the United States delegation to the CIC, was the North American representative on a panel of five experts who addressed the question “what if we stop hunting?” The panel discussed the environmental, social, and economic impacts of hunting bans.
The aim of the assembly was to provide a forum to promote global sustainable hunting wildlife management policies, to create awareness of wildlife problems, and to motivate commitment at the highest levels to solve these problems. The event was attended by 400 participants from 36 countries around the world.
Mr. Capozza is the chair of Barclay Damon’s Energy Practice Area and primary point of contact for the firm’s largest energy and utility clients. His practice is focused on energy and environmental issues. He has niche expertise in federal and state laws and regulations applicable to wildlife resources, including the Endangered Species Act, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, Lacey Act, and Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Mr. Capozza holds leadership roles in several wildlife-related organizations, including chair of the honorary advisory council for the Roosevelt Wild Life Station.
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The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation is a politically independent advisory body that aims to preserve wild game and hunting. To achieve this goal, the CIC promotes the sustainable use of wildlife resources. Its mission is to promote, on a global scale, sustainable hunting as a tool for conservation, while building on valued traditions. The vision of CIC is a world that values and supports sustainable hunting for the benefit of people and nature. For more information, visit cic-wildlife.org.