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International Desert Conservation Summit

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February 2-4, 2024
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Palm Desert, California

 3-day event ticket  $100
 1-day event ticket  $40

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The International Desert Conservation Summit, hosted by The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, is a gathering of experts from around the world dedicated to partnering with local communities to save the plants and animals who call the desert home. During the annual Summit, The Living Desert will award eight conservation heroes a total of more than $150,000 to further their impact of saving threatened and endangered species and ecosystems. This year’s event will highlight women in conservation, community-based conservation and educational outreach in Sub-Saharan Africa and Mongolia, conservation in the Southern California and Baja Mexico deserts, and the efforts to reduce human-wildlife conflict around the globe.

Speakers will include:

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Corwin, Emmy Award-winner

Toby Otieno - Director of Impact and Operations at Ewaso Lions, Kenya

Tim Shields - Founder/President of Hardshell Labs, USA

Sienna Thomas - Conservation Social Scientist and Tribal Liaison at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, USA

Jane Horgan - Engagement and Awareness Coordinator, Coordinator at Cheetah Conservation, Botswana

Gana Wingard - Founder of Mongolian Conservation Initiative, Mongolia, and Curator of Conservation-Mongolia at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, USA

Enrique Sanjurjo - Executive Director of Pesca ABC, Mexico

Craig Spencer - Founder of Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, South Africa

Lewyn Maefala - Project Manager/Environmental Education Officer of Bush Babies Environmental Education Program, South Africa 


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