Dancing with Cranes at the Palm Beach Zoo

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Put on your dancing shoes for the next event in the Palm Beach Zoo’s Conservation Leadership Lecture.

International Crane Foundation Co-founder, Dr. George Archibald will be appearing on January 28 to discuss his his work over the last 40 years with these beautiful and majestic birds.

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From savingcranes.org:

“In 1973, when cranes were in a perilous situation and many were on the brink of extinction, Archibald, along with Cornell University colleague, Ronald Sauey, Ph.D., established the International Crane Foundation (ICF) in Baraboo, Wisconsin as the world center for the study and preservation of cranes. Today, ICF has over 50 employees and supports conservation projects in 45 countries. Archibald is a true conservation ambassador who uses his unique brand of crane diplomacy to work in sensitive places. He leverages the charisma of cranes to unite people from diverse cultures and countries to work together to preserve the landscapes necessary for the survival of both cranes and people.

Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada, Archibald received his undergraduate degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1968, and completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1977. In recognition of his many accomplishments, Archibald has received four honorary doctorates and many awards including the Gold Medal from the World Wildlife Fund, a Fellows Award from the MacArthur Foundation, The Wildlife Conservation Medal from the Zoological Society of San Diego, the Lilly Medal presented by the Indianapolis Zoo, and the Douglas H. Pimlott Award from Nature Canada. In 2013, Archibald was awarded the Order of Canada on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, and received the inaugural Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership from the National Audubon Society. He and his wife, Kyoko, live in the Baraboo countryside where they enjoy gardening and aviculture.”

Doors open at 6 p.m. for this special event – which includes a cocktail hour featuring animal experiences and passed hors d’oeuvres.

Be sure  purchase tickets in advance online. 

New Year’s Resolution: Become Informed On Important Issues (Thanks Palm Beach Zoo)

ManateePhoto courtesy of the University of Louisville

Time to check another item off your New Year’s Resolution List. Join the Palm Beach Zoo (thanks to presenting sponsor Bank of America) for Part 1 of their Conservation Leadership Lecture Series with “Mermaids & Manatees: 40 Years of Manatee Research” on January 29th from 6-8 PM. James “Buddy” Powell, Ph.D., Executive Director of Sea to Shore Alliance, will be the featured speaker.

Dr. Buddy Powell

For more than 40 years, Dr. Powell has worked to conserve manatees and other endangered species around the world, and his efforts have resulted in coastal protected areas in Florida, West Africa, Central America, and now Cuba. His approach integrates science and education to unlock solutions to conservation issues.

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In 2008, Dr. Powell founded Sea to Shore Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to protect and conserve our world’s fragile coastal ecosystems and the endangered species that call them home. Dr. Powell received his B.Sc. from the University of Florida, his M.M.A. from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in England. He was the recipient of the prestigious Pew Award in Marine Conservation in 2000, has been featured on “Champions of the Wild” and National Geographic’s “Wild Chronicles” documentaries, and has been honored with multiple awards and certificates. Dr. Powell has authored two books – “Manatees: Natural History & Conservation” published by Voyageur Press, and the “National Audubon Society’s Guide to Marine Mammals of the World,” as well as numerous scientific publications and popular articles.

The event will take place in the Zoo’s Tropics Café, with guests invited to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and Zoo animal encounters from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before the lecture presentation.

Seating for the Conservation Leadership Lecture Series is limited. Tickets are $20.00 per person per event, or a series package can be purchased for $55 per person online at palmbeachzoo.org. If you have any questions about the event, please call the Zoo at (561) 547-WILD ext. 285.

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