2018 Spring Wildlife Conservation Expo

Dive deeper into your love for wildlife at our annual Spring Wildlife Conservation Expo. Connect with world-renowned conservationists, and surround yourself with like-minded invidividuals for a day of inspiration to make a better, safer world for wildlife. Hear stories from the field and speak to conservationists directly to learn what you can do to help. It's an event you won't want to miss and a perfect way to celebrate Earth Day weekend!

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For questions about the Expo, please email Sophie Croen at events@wildnet.org.

Saturday · April 21, 2018
11am–5pm
 
Cañada College Theater

4200 Farm Hill Boulevard
Redwood City, CA

Admission: $50 General · $25 Students

The flagship Wildlife Conservation Expo will return to San Francisco on October 13, 2018.

Expo Speaker Schedule

The speaker schedule is subject to change; please visit this page for future updates.

Luwi Nguluka
11:00-12:00
Wildlife Crime Prevention

Zambia

Luwi Nguluka attributes her passion for wildlife to her childhood in the Okavango Delta. Representing the next generation of conservationists in Zambia, she is an expert on the bushmeat trade—a devastating threat to lions wiping out its prey species. She leads the innovative “This is not a Game” bushmeat awareness campaign for the Wildlife Crime Prevention, a Zambian based nonprofit that has received grants from both the Elephant Crisis Fund and the Lion Recovery Fund.

Jane Horgan
12:15-1:00
Cheetah Conservation Botswana

Botswana

Jane Horgan is the Education and PR Coordinator at Cheetah Conservation Botswana (CCB), an organization founded by Rebecca Klein in 2002 to protect Botswana’s important cheetah population. Jane and the CCB team work with the local community, especially farmers, to reduce incidents of human-cheetah conflict through programs such as livestock guarding dog deployment, educational bush camps for local schools, and national radio outreach.

Conservation for Tomorrow
2:00-2:45
Panel with Field Conservationists

Tomorrow’s conservation starts today. More than ever, wildlife needs its champions to break new ground to protect endangered species. In this exciting and interactive panel discussion with field conservationists, you will have the opportunity to hear their vision and ask questions about turning bold ideas into big impacts for wildlife. 

Don’t miss this chance to interact with world renowned conservationists: Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Jane Horgan, Rosamira Guillen, and Dr. Rodney Jackson.

 


Rosamira Guillen and Johanna Vega
3:15-4:00
Proyecto Tití

Colombia

Under Rosamira’s leadership and guidance, Proyecto Tití recently purchased 187 acres of land, doubling the size of their biological reserve, and helping to create critical corridor for cotton-top tamarins. The project continues to expand throughout the country, protecting forests and showing hundreds of children and adults the value of this endangered little monkey, endemic to Colombia. Johanna Vega is the Subdirector of Operations at Proyecto Tití.



Frank Pope and Dr. Lucy King
Special introduction by
Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton

4:15-5:00
Save the Elephants

Kenya

Save the Elephants (STE) is a leader in the effort to fight the elephant ivory crisis sweeping across Africa. Together with WCN they have created the Elephant Crisis Fund to address poaching, trafficking, and demand for ivory. STE was founded by Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton during his pioneering 50-year career in elephant research and conservation. Frank Pope now serves as CEO, and Dr. Lucy King is the Head of STE’s Human-Elephant Co-Existence Program.

Exhibiting Organizations

In between sessions, you’ll have an opportunity to walk around and talk with the conservationists as well as the dozens of exhibitors outside, selling curios and sharing information about their worthy wildlife-related causes. Here are the inspiring organizations that will be exhibiting on Expo day:

African People & Wildlife
American Wild Horse Campaign
Ape Action Africa
CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife
California Wolf Center
Earth Island Institute
Ecoexist Trust
Felidae Conservation Fund
Feline Conservation Federation
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT)
Mountain Lion Foundation
Oakland Zoo
OneReef Worldwide Stewardship
Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA)
Paso Pacifico 
S.P.E.C.I.E.S 
San Bruno Mountain Watch
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
Save The Snakes
Sri Lanka Wild Life Conservation Society
The River Otter Ecology Project
The Snares to Wares Initiative
United States Wolf Refuge
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Whale Sanctuary Project
WildAid
Wildlife Conservation Society

Generous support provided by:

EVENT DATE

Saturday, April 21, 2018

TIME

11AM- 5PM

LOCATION

Cañada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City, CA

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