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The meeting will be held at the Hal Holmes Center of the Ellensburg Public Library at 7:00pm. on Thursday April 19th. All Audubon programs are open to the public. Please join us for this interesting event. A short business meeting will precede the program. The event is co-sponsored by Kittitas Audubon and the Ellensburg Public Library.The most effective method of combating extinction is to save entire ecosystems. However even though worldwide many reserves national parks sanctuaries and other protected areas have been established very few are truly effective at saving species. In this program Dr. Lucy Bottcher will discuss a completely novel approach to managing one of the most species diverse areas in the entire world the Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo Reserve in Peru. She will also present a theory as to why this area is so much more diverse than other areas including most of the rest of the Amazon rainforest.