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2018 Tickets

Tickets go on sale January 1, 2018

 

About the Series

Jane Goodall – First Recipient of the Cincinnati Zoo’s WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AWARD

Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts.

The Barrows Conservation Lecture Series is made possible by the ongoing support of the family of Winifred & Emil Barrows.

For the last 25 years, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has presented its Wildlife Conservation Award to one of its Barrows Conservation Lecture Series speakers. The 2017 award was presented on May 3 to Dr. Craig Packer, a distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota, for his outstanding work with lions in the Serengeti. Read more>> 

Tickets go on sale January 1, 2018

2018 Speakers

  • March 7: Gerry Creighton – Giant footsteps: The future of the Asian elephants in human care
  • March 21: Julie Scardina
  • April 11: Paul Smith
  • April 25: Dr. Amy Dickman

Wildlife Conservation Award

2018 marks the 26th anniversary of the Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award. Each year, the Zoo has invited several of the world’s leading conservationists to participate in this series and has presented its annual Wildlife Conservation Award to one of the speakers. The list of internationally known conservationists who have been honored with this award is impressive. Beginning with the first recipient, Jane Goodall, in 1993 and including this year’s honoree, Dr. Craig Packer, the Zoo has recognized many of the most outstanding conservationists of our time.

Each year, the Zoo has invited several of the world’s leading conservationists to participate in this series and has presented its annual Wildlife Conservation Award to one of the speakers. The list of internationally known conservationists who have been honored with this award is impressive. Beginning with the first recipient, Jane Goodall, in 1993 and including this year’s honoree, Dr. Craig Packer, the Zoo has recognized many of the most outstanding conservationists of our time.

The 2017 award recipient, Dr. Craig Packer, is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. Over the past dozen yrs, he has served as an official member of the Tanzanian Delegation to CITES, founded an NGO to measure the effectiveness of Foreign Aid projects in rural Africa,  established a large-scale citizen-science project (“Snapshot Serengeti”) and advised several national governments on lion conservation.

We’re highlighting past award winners on Instagram with the hashtag, “#czbgconservationaward.” Click here to see the posts.

Click the button below to see the Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award recipients:

Cincinnati Zoo Wildlife Conservation Award Recipients

1993 – Dame Jane Goodall 1999 – Ted Turner 2006 – Dr. David Western 2013 – John Kamanga
1994 – E. O. Wilson 2000 – Laurie Marker and Cathryn Hilker 2007 – Dr. Mark Plotkin 2014 – John Ruthven
1995 – Roger Tory Peterson 2001 – Peter Raven 2008 – Robert Kennedy 2015 – Tico McNutt
1996 – Birute Galdikas 2002 – Wangari Mathaai 2009 – Iain Douglas-Hamilton 2016 – Suzana Padua, Ph.D & Claudio Padua, Ph.D
1997 – Russ Mittermeier 2003 – George Schaller 2010 – Alan Rabinowitz 2017 – Dr. Craig Packer
1998 – Richard Leakey 2005 – Cynthia Moss 2012 – Sharon Matola  2018 –