On September 27th-29th, 2007 the American Genetic Associations 3rd biannual International Conservation Genetics Symposium was held at the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. ConGen3 was co-organized by George Amato (AMNH), Gisella Caccone (Yale University), and Rob DeSalle (AMNH). The American Genetic Association, the American Museum of Natural History and the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies sponsored the Symposium. 

The YIBS-MSCG laboratory co-organized a workshop in  “Conservation Genetics” (Pt Ayora, Ecuador, March 2007) together with the University of Quayaquil (Ecuador), the University of Leeds and the Institute of Zoology (England). The workshop was supported by funds from the American Genetic Association. The aim of the workshop was to provide training to faculty, students and park managers in the use of DNA based techniques to help in the management of endangered species.