Events

Conservation Lecture Series: Giants of South America with Dr. Arnaud Desbiez

02/03/2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Description:

Two formidable giants from another era still roam the lands of South America: the giant armadillo and the giant anteater. Very little was known about giant armadillos until the Giant Armadillo Conservation Program started in 2010. From Arnaud working alone with just a few camera traps the program now spans three biomes and a team of six and has garnered national attention for their protection!

The team is also working on a long-term study called Anteaters & Highways with the goal of finding ways to prevent them from being killed on the highways that now cross their habitat. Naples Zoo provides the salary for the projects' head veterinarian Danilo Kluyber.

Come Join Arnaud as he explains his journey to learn more about and help save these two incredible giants. RSVP TODAY.

About Dr. Desbiez
Arnaud Desbiez was born in France, but spent his childhood in the US. He has a Ph.D in Biodiversity management. He has worked and lived in Belize, Argentina, Bolivia, Nepal and has now been based in Brazil for the past 15 years. He recently founded an NGO ICAS in Brazil to provide administrative support to the two projects he coordinatesthe Giant Armadillo Conservation Program and Anteaters and Highways. He lives in Campo Grande with his wife, two children, and two Labradors.

Cost: General Public: $10 (pay at door)  | Naples Zoo Members: Free | RSVP TODAY.