The Zoo’s Maryland Wilderness will be closed this coming weekend, May 27 & 28, during Brew at the Zoo. This area will only be accessible to guests who purchased Brew VIP tickets for the event. We appreciate your understanding.
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.
No registration needed! Just click the link below to join on the day of the Field Talk or add a convenient reminder to your calendar above.
Please click this link to join the webinar: http://bit.ly/2XeP45x
- 12:00 – 1:00 PM (EST) using Zoom webinar
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 email@example.com.
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