BPZ Conservation Series Sneak Peek

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BPZ Conservation Series Sneak Peek


Every spring, Blank Park Zoo hosts a conservation series to highlight those in the field working to promote and further animal conservation efforts across the globe.

This series provides an opportunity for you to see what projects the Zoo supports. And, by attending you further the mission of Blank Park Zoo to contribute to conservation efforts worldwide.


We are excited to announce the first two speakers of the 2014 series – mark your calendars! 

Nancy Whelan will speak on red panda conservation Thursday, March 6. Nancy has been a member of the Board of Directors for Red Panda Network for the past three years. A marketing communications professional by trade, Nancy devotes her free time to raising awareness about red pandas via Red Panda Network social media channels and outreach. In 2013, she created the Red Panda Network Art Contest, inviting kids around the world to pick up their paintbrushes and answer the question: "Why should we Save Red Pandas?" The winning images were used to promote International Red Panda Day 2013.     

Nancy Whelan, Red Panda Network will speak Thursday, March 6

Dr. Jonathan Slaght will speak on tiger conservation Thursday, April 3. Dr. Slaght has been involved in Amur (or Siberian) tiger conservation in Russia since 2002, first as a volunteer for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Siberian Tiger Project. Since 2011, Dr. Slaght has served as a Project Manager for the WCS Russia Program as a whole. Among other duties, he presently manages a research project measuring the impact of road closures on poacher access and tiger prey numbers. Dr. Slaght is also working to improve the scientific quality of range-wide tiger surveys to derive more reliable estimates of tigers remaining in the wild.  



Dr. Jonathan Slaght will speak Thursday, April 3

Stay tuned for the announcement of our May speaker for the conservation series who will present Thursday, May 1!

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