THE ZOO IS OPEN. MASKS REQUIRED.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2021
In this Virtual Field Talk, we will learn about the Okapi Conservation Project which works to protect the endangered okapi in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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- 12:00 – 1:00 PM (EST) using Zoom webinar
More about featured speaker, Lucas Meers:
Lucas Meers is the Program Officer for the Okapi Conservation Project which works to protect the endangered okapi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Like many people who work in the Zoo field, he developed his passion for animals and conservation at a young age playing outside and exploring the woods and creeks behind his house. After majoring in Biology and Marine Science at Jacksonville University, he worked in the Development department at his alma mater before moving to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in a development role to be closer to his passion for wildlife.
After a few position moves, he found himself in the conservation department in 2016 where he coordinates the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ conservation efforts and spends a large portion of his time focusing on the Okapi Conservation Project by wearing many hats in the lean, 2-person, U.S.-based staff. He travels to the DRC each year to provide support, strategy, and advising on OCP’s holistic programs working closely with the 45-person staff, local communities, and the indigenous Mbuti pygmies.
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