Dr. Carl Jones: Lessons From The Dodo

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Missouri Botanical Garden says
Conservation pioneer, leader and hero, Dr. Carl Jones is credited with saving species on the brink of extinction. Jones’ four decades of legendary work have directly revitalized multiple endangered animal populations and habitats, perhaps most famously, the Mauritius kestrel. With only four of the birds left on Earth, Jones’ innovative techniques changed the fate of the species to ensure a thriving population now nearing 400 in the wild. His lasting legacy and inspiring victories earned him the 2016 Indianapolis Prize.

In these presentations, Jones offers insights on restoring a number of species, including birds, reptiles and mammals, in addition to the ecosystems of Mauritius. He will highlight his journey to save the Rodrigues fruit bat, pink pigeon, echo parakeet and more from disappearing forever. Discover his innovative approach to rebuilding Mauritian habitat using ecological replacements for extinct animals​ and what it means for the future.

Dr. Jones' presentation takes place in the Shoenberg Theatre in the Ridgway Visitor Center and is free and open to the public.
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By: Missouri Botanical Garden

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