Conservation Lectures

Bats – White Nose Syndrome:
What's Being Done

Wednesday, October 10
7-8 p.m.

Children’s Museum of The Upstate
Free! If possible, pre-register at conservationlecture.eventbrite.com

Special Guest Speaker: Jennifer Kindel, Bat Biologist with the SC Department of Natural Resources.

This presentation will focus on White-nose Syndrome, a devastating bat disease that is deadly to cave roosting bat species. A brief review will be given about what causes the disease, its origins, and current spread. Details about what currently is being done about WNS – current treatments, research, ongoing response plans and developing partnerships that all work to help save our bats.

African Primate Conservation

Thursday, October 25
7-8 p.m.
Greenville County Hughes Public Library
Free!

Special Guest Speaker: Gregg Tully PhD, Executive Director of the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) and Pamela Cunneyworth, Director of Colobus Conservation

Join us to hear about PASA, the largest association of wildlife centers in Africa that are securing a future for Africa’s primates and their habitat by working to stop the illegal trade in wildlife, protecting wild primate populations and their habitats, rescuing, rehabilitating, and reintroducing great apes and monkeys, and educating and empowering communities. Included will be Colobus Conservation, which, as a PASA member addresses forest and primate conservation and a range of mitigation strategies, focusing on colobus monkeys.

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Building Capacity and Partnerships for Conserving
Latin American Wildlife

Thursday, November 15
7-8 p.m.
Children’s Museum of The Upstate
Free!

Special Guest Speaker: Dan Hilliard PhD

Dr. Dan Hilliard will speak about the Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG), a nonprofit coalition of zoos, aquariums, and related partners dedicated to promoting wildlife and habitat conservation throughout the Americas. ZCOG develops conservation leadership capacity in Latin American zoological institutions and supports wildlife field projects, such as the Chilean Flamingo and Giant Anteater, both to which the Greenville Zoo contributes as a ZCOG institutional member. Learn more about ZCOG at zcog.org