Wildlife Conservation Spring Expo 2017

Photo Attribution: Susan McConnell

WCN will be hosting our second Spring Wildlife Conservation Expo this April, and we will be expanding to Marin County for the first time!

Our Wildlife Conservation Expos are unique opportunities for wildlife lovers to come together as a community and hear first hand from conservation heroes from the field, who will travel from around the world to bring you stories of saving endangered species.

We will also be showing our support for the global Climate March with a variety of activities and educational opportunities. You can participate in the march remotely with information on how you can combat climate change and being part of a group photograph that will be broadcast around the world to show your support for this critical cause. There will be many opportunities for you to stand up for the Climate March and support wildlife. We hope you can join us!

Purchase your Expo tickets here.
Please call 415-202-6380 for more information.

Saturday · April 29, 2017
Dominican University, Angelico Hall

20 Olive Avenue,
San Rafael, CA 94901

Admission: $50 General Admission ·                 $25 Students

Tickets will be available at the door starting at 9am.

The flagship Wildlife Conservation Expo will return to           San Francisco on October 14, 2017.

Welcome by Charles Knowles/Dr. Laurie Marker


Cheetah Conservation Fund

Laurie is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on cheetahs and a pioneer in the field of cheetah conservation. CCF works closely with local farmers to understand the root of human-wildlife conflict and to mitigate it through innovative programs, such as their livestock guardian dogs.

Dr. Rachel Graham



Rachel has been fascinated by the ocean ever since her childhood in Tunisia. She’s worked with fishers to establish effective conservation goals for nearly 20 years. In 2011, she won the Whitley Fund for Nature Gold Award, and in 2014 she founded MarAlliance to promote impactful and inclusive grassroots science and conservation of marine species.

Robyn Appleton


Spectacled Bear Conservation

Robyn first fell in love with spectacled bears over ten years ago at a bear research symposium where she realized how little was known about the species. She became determined to change that. Since then Robyn and her team were the first to fit a GPS collar on a spectacled bear in Peru and they continue to improve our knowledge of these shy animals through scientific research. SBC also works closely with local communities to provide education and outreach.

Dr. Claudio Sillero


Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Program

Claudio founded the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Program to help save one of the earth’s rarest canids. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford. Following the 2015 rabies outbreak in the Bale Mountains, the wolf population was recovering thanks to a swift intervention by the EWCP.

Peter Blinston


Painted Dog Conservation

After watching a documentary on painted dogs over 30 years ago, Peter was determined to save them. Since then his leadership has helped anti-poaching units find and dispose of thousands of snares. His team has also established educational bush camps that take children into the field to see wildlife, many for the first time. Painted dog numbers have been growing within the areas where PDC operates.

Directions & Parking · Invitation (PDF)

A boxed lunch is available for purchase at the event for $15. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.

We will also be hosting several dozen other wildlife-related organizations as exhibitors. In between sessions please walk around and talk with both the conservationists and these exhibitors selling curios and sharing information about their worthy wildlife-related causes.

To apply for an Exhibitor booth, please visit our Exhibitor page for information and fill out this form.

Exhibitor Organizations:


Generous Support Provided By


  Safari West  

If you are interested in sponsoring the Expo, click here for more details.


Saturday, April 29, 2017




San Rafael, California