01/13/2021 01/13/2021 America/New_York Mabula Ground Hornbill Project A Maryland Zoo Field Talk! Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://marylandzoo-org.zoom.us/j/97547656642?pwd=ZzN6alNkTWx5eWRFNnRPaGV2Z0NFQT09 Passcode: 088246 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +13017158592,,97547656642# or +13126266799,,97547656642# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 Webinar ID: 975 4765 6642 International numbers available: https://marylandzoo-org.zoom.us/u/adrFVhyJNy Virtual

In this Virtual Field Talk, we will “travel” to South Africa to learn from Dr. Lucy Kemp about the work of the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project and conserving an African icon.

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Virtual Admission

  • FREE
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM (EST) using Zoom webinar

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More about featured speaker, Dr. Lucy Kemp:

  • Project Manager: Mabula Ground Hornbill Project
  • Co-chair (Africa): IUCN SSC Hornbill Specialist Group


  • PhD (University of the Free State)
  • MSc Zoology, BSc (Hons.), BSc (University of Cape Town)
  • IUCN SSC CPSG Conservation Planner (in training)

Dr. Kemp’s main interest is how to take sound scientific evidence and use that to formulate on-the-ground conservation action, that considers socio-economic realities, cultural sensitivities, and conservation biology. She has been privileged to work on conservation projects in both Namibia and South Africa: black rhino, wild dog, cheetah, high value plants species, community-based natural resource management and food security for communities living in national parks. Her greatest need is to be in wild places, and so she sees it as her duty to do all she can to help keep wild places wild.

She joined the Mabula Ground Hornbill Project in 2010 because Southern Ground-Hornbills have always been a part of her life as her parents, Alan and Meg Kemp, did much of the early research on the species in Kruger National Park, and so her childhood was filled with extremely early, but breath-taking, mornings out looking for groups, and helping to locate nests. There she developed her love, and deep need, for the wild.

Now as a professional conservation biologist, she feels that this flagship species is an excellent candidate for testing conservation tools, and connecting people throughout South Africa through a common conservation interest, and growing love for this icon of our savannahs.

Questions? Contact our education team by phone at 443.552.5300 or email education@marylandzoo.org.