Note: The event has been postponed due to COVID19. We will post a new date when available. The December date is a temporary filler.
To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, The George Washington University (GWU) will be hosting a Primate Conservation Earth Day Symposium. A tentative lineup of speakers is posted below. A schedule and final line-up will be posted as they are made available. Dr. Erin Vogel (Rutgers University, Associate Professor): orangutan behavior and conservationDr. Deus Mjungu (Gombe Stream Research Centre, Director of Research): chimpanzee behavior and conservationDr. Lilian Pintea (Jane Goodall Institute, Vice President of Conservation and Science): chimpanzee conservation, community-based conservation, and citizen science. Dr. Colin Chapman (The George Washington University, Research Professor): primate conservation and ecologyDr. Mitch Irwin (Northern Illinois University, Associate Professor): lemur ecology and conservationDr. Karen Samonds (Northern Illinois University, Assistant Professor): comparative anatomy, systematics, and biogeography of Malagasy primatesDr. Dawn Zimmerman (National Zoo, Director of Wildlife Health, Global Lead PREDICT Kenya): wildlife medicine, conservation medicine, capacity building Dr. Onja Razafindratsima (South Dakota State University, Assistant Professor): community ecology, conservation biology, and spatial ecology in Malagasy primatesDr. Russell Mittermeier (Global Wildlife Conservation, Chief Conservation Officer)