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Species & Spaces

April 21, 2017 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Meet world-renowned conservation champions who have made a difference in conserving species and spaces. Their approaches are diverse: a photographer raised global awareness of the value of the Ross Sea; a conservationist pushed for protecting lemurs – and then whole parks – in Madagascar; a National Geographic Explorer who protects seascapes; a Smithsonian scientist whose team helped coffee growers grow bird-friendly coffee protecting migratory birds, and more.

Moderator: Jon Paul Rodríguez, IUCN Species Survival Commission, Provita

Speakers: Joel Berger, Wildlife Conservation Society; Sean Gerrity, American Prairie Reserve; Pete Marra, Smithsonian; Enric Sala, Pristine Seas, National Geographic Explorer; Patricia Wright, MacArthur Fellow, SUNY Stony Brook Remarks by John Hoffman, Discovery Channel

Micro Interviews: Matthew Dillon will interview Amy Johnson, Smithsonian and Matt Ogburn, Smithsonian

Speakers

Jon Paul Rodríguez

Jon Paul Rodríguez

Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission; Professor at the Center for Ecology of the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Investigations; Founder and President of Provita

Joel Berger

Joel Berger

Senior Scientist at Wildlife Conservation Society

Matthew Dillon

Matthew Dillon

Director of Agricultural Policy and Programs, Clif Bar & Company

Sean Gerrity

Sean Gerrity

CEO American Prairie Reserve and National Geographic Explorer

John Hoffman

John Hoffman

Discovery Channel

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Smithsonian

Pete Marra

Pete Marra

Center Head, Migratory Bird Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Matthew Ogburn

Matthew Ogburn

Marine Ecologist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Enric Sala

Enric Sala

National Geographic Explorer; Founder of Pristine Seas

Patricia Wright

Patricia Wright

MacArthur Fellow, Madagascar Conservationist, SUNY Stony Brook

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