Conservation Speaker Series: 2016-2017 Lectures

Lectures about animals, conservation, and other science or nature related topics. Come learn about the latest conservation programs Oakland Zoo is partnering with, featuring guest speakers directly involved with each program. We would love for you to join our next lecture event!

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October 5, 2016 - Discovering Primates: Project Tamarin

Lectures about animals, conservation, and other science or nature related topics. Presented by Rosamira Guillen, Executive Director, Project Tamarin
The tiny cotton-top tamarins of Colombia are incredibly charismatic, but their existence is precarious, and they will need our help to thrive. Come hear their story, and learn about the crucial work Project Tamarin does to protect their forest home and create awareness and income alternatives in the local communities.

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October 19, 2016 - Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet

Lectures about animals, conservation, and other science or nature related topics. Presented by the director of the film, Bruce Young
Thousands of predators live in captivity in South Africa, the vast majority of them lions, and many are destined to be killed by international hunters - fueling a multimillion dollar industry. The documentary feature film Blood Lions follows an environmental journalist and a hunter on their journey through these predator breeding and canned lion hunting operations, to expose the truth.

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November 3, 2016 - Helping Rhinos!

Lectures about animals, conservation, and other science or nature related topics. Presented by James Danoff-Burg, PhD, Founder and Chair, Helping Rhinos USA
Even though no valid remedy has been scientifically demonstrated from powdered rhino horn, an insatiable desire for their horn has fueled a recent explosion in poaching. However, there is hope! Helping Rhinos works with community based organizations to ensure that local people benefit from rhino conservation. Join us as Dr. Danoff-Burg talks about solutions that work!

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February 8, 2017 - Ewaso Lions

Lectures about animals, conservation, and other science or nature related topics. Presented by Paul Thomson, Director of Strategy & Development for Ewaso Lions
Come learn about Africa's most iconic big cat and why lion numbers are plummeting across the continent. Ewaso Lions has pioneered conservation and research programs that work with Samburu warriors, women, children, the safari industry, ranchers, and other key groups to put local people first and empower them to live alongside wildlife.

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March 7, 2017 - Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

Lectures about animals, conservation, and other science or nature related topics. Featuring a selection of films from the 2015 festival
Jackson Hole WILD aims to share the best wildlife, nature & science films from their annual competition to a larger audience, connecting more people to the natural world through media. Come see a selection of films that will educate and inspire you!



April 9, 2017 - Oakland Zoo Biodiversity Program

Lectures about animals, conservation, and other science or nature related topics. Presented by Oakland Zoo Staff
Oakland Zoo's Biodiversity Program is working to save Puerto Rican Crested Toads, Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs and Western Pond Turtles. Come learn all about what we are doing and what you can do to help these small, but vital species.


May 20, 2017 - Celebrating Elephants Gala & Silent Auction

Lectures about animals, conservation, and other science or nature related topics. Join us for the 21st annual Celebrating Elephants Gala to benefit the Amboseli Trust for Elephants.


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