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The Virtual Event Features A Dozen International Conservation Experts
PALM DESERT/INDIAN WELLS, CA • November 10, 2020

Contact: Erin Scott
Sr. Marketing and Public Relations Manager
760-346-5694 x.2610

There is still time to purchase tickets for The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens’ inaugural International Desert Conservation Summit on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The virtual event includes a significant gathering of experts from around the world who are focused on saving deserts and the animals, plants and communities that call the desert home. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to interact in a live question and answer session following each presentation.


The Summit features 11 speakers from seven countries, representing 10 conservation organizations. The expert panelists will share conservation stories from the field, along with success stories, key challenges, and provide a closer look at their important work. The summit is open to the public with the goal of welcoming everyone into the vast and fascinating world of wildlife conservation.


For 50 years, The Living Desert has been dedicated to preserving and conserving the wildlife and wild places that call the desert home. Currently, The Living Desert works with 57 global conservation partners on 35 conservation projects spanning 10 countries. Projects include efforts to protect local species such as the desert bighorn sheep and desert tortoise, as well as African species including rhino, giraffe, cheetah and African wild dogs.


Registration for the International Desert Conservation Summit is $50 and closes at midnight PST on November 13th.  Reservations available at The virtual summit will be recorded and available to registrants for 60 days following the event.


The Living Desert is open daily from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. With more than 80 acres of outdoor space, numerous safety precautions, and limited capacity, there is plenty of space to socially distance. Facial coverings are required for guests three and older and advanced ticket reservations are required.

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