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Conservation Leadership Lecture Series

Date and Time
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019
6:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Join us for Cocktails & Conversation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach Zoo announces its 2019 Conservation Leadership Lecture Series, generously supported by presenting sponsor Bank of America. All lectures and discussions will occur from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Zoo’s Tropics Café. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and zoo animal encounters from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before lecture presentations.

Individual Tickets: $35
Entire Series: $90
tickets at door: $40
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The Palm Beach Zoo Leadership Lecture series is in its sixth year of bringing leaders in conservation to the Palm Beach area to discuss important topics impacting wildlife and the natural world. The 2019 series features:

Thursday, April 25: Dr. Don Church President, Global Wildlife Conservation

Australia to Zimbabwe: Reflections on Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation in the 21st Century

Dr. Don Church is the President of Global Wildlife Conservation where he works with partners to develop projects aimed at conserving globally threatened species and their habitats. A focus of his work is on identifying priority sites and opportunities for species conservation through the creation of new protected areas, and also developing innovative strategies to address threats beyond habitat loss. Prior to joining Global Wildlife Conservation, Don led the Biodiversity Division at Conservation International.

Thursday, June 13: James Currie, Wildlife Host & Conservationist

Last of the Big Tuskers

Join conservationist, author and wildlife TV host as he discusses his latest documentary on the plight of the planet's last remaining super tuskers - elephants with tusks heavier than 100 pounds a side. Learn about the devastating effects of human-wildlife conflict, poaching and hunting on these magnificent creatures and celebrate the majesty of the ones that remain.  

Wednesday, July 17: Margo McKnight, President & CEO, Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

Saving the Planet with Sex and Sunscreen

Join Margo McKnight, President and CEO of the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, to learn how zoos, aquariums, and you can be part of the solution to save our precious coral reefs and restore resiliency to this critical habitat. Coral reefs cover less than two percent of the ocean floor, yet 25% of marine life in some way depends upon coral reef ecosystems. Ocean acidification, coral bleaching, and pollution threaten coral reefs globally. Learn how in Florida, our precious reefs need our help to ensure they not only survive, but thrive.

Seating for the Conservation Leadership Lecture Series is limited.  For more information email