UNT and UMAG Consolidate “Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program”

IMG_0921[1].jpgDuring a recent visit to Chile in October, a high level delegation of authorities from the University of North Texas, including Provost Wendy Wilkins, Associate Vice President for International Affairs Earl Gibbons and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Warren Burrgren, had the opportunity to visit the University of Magallanes in Punta Arenas and the Omora Park in Puerto Williams to better define the relationship of UNT to the biocultural conservation initiative in southern Chile. After meeting with the Rector and Vice-Rectors of the UMAG, it was decided to strengthen a bi-national effort, which will include a Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program Office at both universities, international field courses, student and professor exchanges, a joint editorial line and interdisciplinary field research.