Dr. Kira Mileham – Director of Strategic Partnerships, IUCN
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Free for Niabi Zoo members, zoo volunteers, students. $8 for all others.
How do we know what animals need our help? The community is invited to find out at this session of Niabi Zoo's Conservation & Science Speaker Series. Zoos and aquariums play a critical role in protecting species in the wild. Of the eight million species of recognized animals, plants and fungi on earth, how does anyone decide which species MOST need our help? Dr. Kira Mileham will explain how the IUCN assess the extinction threats species face and how their conservation status is determined. She’ll also discuss how zoos and other organizations are collaborating to tackle extinction threats.