EcoHealth Alliance Celebrates Wildlife at The Pet Fête

NEW YORK – May 12, 2011

EcoHealth Alliance, now in its 40th year of operation, today announced the launch of an entirely new program called PetWatch.  EcoHealth Alliance will officially launch the program and a new website ( at The Pet Fête on Thursday, May 19th in New York City as part of the organization’s annual fundraising cocktail reception, auction and dinner gala.

The Pet Fête, will begin at 6:00 pm with a cocktail reception and silent auction at the Eventi Hotel located at the corner of 6th Avenue and 30th Street in NYC.  Guests will enjoy cocktails and savory hors d’oeuvres as well as an optional seated dinner and dessert offering available with the purchase of premium tickets.  All the proceeds raised will help support EcoHealth Alliance initiatives around the world.

EcoHealth Alliance’s – The Pet Fête

  • When:  Thursday, May 19th, 2011
  • What:  Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, auction begin at 6:00 pm, optional seated dinner and dessert at 8:00 pm
  • Where:  The Eventi Hotel, 851 Avenue of the Americas at the corner of 30th Street, New York City
  • Who:  For more information and reservations, please contact Erica Burman at the Benefit Office, 212.843.1724 or

PetWatch will be a first-of-its-kind mobile-friendly website geared towards consumers developed from scientific research on global wildlife trade into the U.S.  The program’s goal is to protect natural resources, native wildlife, global diversity, and public health by offering consumers a science-based list of Best, Fair and Worst choices of exotic pet options to choose for one’s family and home.  The PetWatch website will offer consumers up-to-date information about popular exotic species and feature how those animals are ranked based on established criteria for sustainability, invasion threats, animal welfare and public health concerns.

About EcoHealth Alliance
Building on 40 years of innovative science, EcoHealth Alliance (formerly Wildlife Trust) is a non-profit international conservation organization dedicated to protecting wildlife and safeguarding human health from the emergence of disease. The organization develops ways to combat the effects of damaged ecosystems on human and wildlife health. Our team specializes in saving biodiversity in human-dominated ecosystems where ecological health is most at risk from habitat loss, species imbalance, pollution and other environmental issues. EcoHealth Alliance scientists also identify and examine the causes affecting the health of global ecosystems in the U.S. and more than 20 countries worldwide. EcoHealth Alliance’s strength is founded on innovations in research, education, training, and support from a global network of EcoHealth Alliance conservation partners. For more information please visit

EcoHealth Alliance is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization.