Wednesday, May 18 – online sales area available until 4pm today!

Dr. Doug Tallamy – Nature’s Best Hope  

Tickets to this lecture are sold out but you can purchase a virtual ticket!

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Recent headlines about global insect declines and three billion fewer birds in North America are a bleak reality check about how ineffective our current landscape designs have been at sustaining the plants and animals that sustain us. To create landscapes that enhance local ecosystems rather than degrade them, we must add the native plant communities that sustain food webs, sequester carbon, maintain diverse native bee communities, and manage our watersheds. If you do this in half of the area now in lawn, you can help create Homegrown National Park, a 20-million-acre network of viable habitats that will provide vital corridors connecting the few natural areas that remain. This approach to conservation empowers you to play a significant role in the future of the natural world.

Virtual Attendees

The virtual live stream will be held via Zoom. For the best experience and access to features, it is recommended you have the Zoom desktop application for computers or the mobile app downloaded on your device before the lecture.  If you already have Zoom downloaded, make sure you “Check for Updates” on your app so you have the latest version.  Please note these lectures occur in the Eastern Time Zone.  Thank you so much for joining us from around the world!

How will I get my link to join the webinar?

Once you register and pay through the Zoo’s web store, you’ll be provided a separate Zoom registration link.  Enter your name and email address, and upon submission, you’ll receive an automated email from Zoom with your unique webinar link.  Zoom will also email you this link again 24 hours and 1 hour prior to the lecture.  Please do not share your join link – it is unique to you.

What if I cannot attend that evening? Can I view a recording?

Yes!  If you sign up for a virtual ticket, a day or two after the live event we will email all virtual registrants (whether you were able to attend or not) a link to the recording that will be available for up to 1 month after the lecture.

CZBG’s Wildlife Conservation Award

The year 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Wildlife Conservation Award. Each year, the Zoo invites several of the world’s leading conservationists and scientists to participate in this series and presents 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.

1993 – Dame Jane Goodall
1995 – Roger Tory Peterson
1997 – Russ Mittermeier
1999 – Ted Turner
2001 – Peter Raven
2003 – George Schaller
2006 – Dr. David Western
2008 – Robert Kennedy
2010 – Alan Rabinowitz
2013 – John Kamanga
2015 – Tico McNutt
2017 – Dr. Craig Packer
2019 – Mike Fay
2021 – Dr. Patricia Wright
1994 – E. O. Wilson
1996 – Birute Galdikas
1998 – Richard Leakey
2000 – Laurie Marker and Cathryn Hilker
2002 – Wangari Mathaai
2005 – Cynthia Moss
2007 – Dr. Mark Plotkin
2009 – Iain Douglas-Hamilton
2012 – Sharon Matola
2014 – John Ruthven
2016 – Suzana Padua, Ph.D & Claudio Padua, Ph.D
2018 – Dr. Amy Dickman
2020 – Canceled due to COVID-19
2022 – Rob Portman