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
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
Senior Scientist at Wildlife Conservation Society
Director of Agricultural Policy and Programs, Clif Bar & Company
CEO American Prairie Reserve and National Geographic Explorer
Center Head, Migratory Bird Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Marine Ecologist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
National Geographic Explorer; Founder of Pristine Seas
MacArthur Fellow, Madagascar Conservationist, SUNY Stony Brook
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