Barrows Conservation Lecture Series: Dr. Anne Savage

  • April 17, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Cincinnati Zoo’s Peacock Pavilion

Organization: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Since 1993, the Barrows Lecture Series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts.  For over 25 years, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has presented its Wildlife Conservation Award to one of its Barrows Conservation Lecture Series speakers.

The Barrows Conservation Lecture Series is made possible by the ongoing support of the family of Winifred & Emil Barrows.


Members (Membership ID required): Single $15, Series $54

Non-Zoo Members: Single $17, Series $62

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  • Wednesday, March 20th: Dominique Gonçalves, Ph.D. Candidate, Gorongosa: Park and People
  • Wednesday, April 17th: Dr. Anne Savage, Tamarins & Teamwork: What it takes to conserve the critically endangered cotton-top tamarin in Colombia
  • Tuesday, May 7th: Dr. Dino Martins, People, Plants, and Pollinators: Lessons from the front lines of biodiversity conservation
  • Wednesday, May 29th: Dr. Mike Fay, Never Give Up


Tamarins & Teamwork: What it takes to conserve the critically endangered cotton-top tamarin in Colombia

Anne Savage has traveled the world studying animals and has developed many important long-term conservation programs.  She founded Proyecto Tití, a program designed to conserve Colombia’s most endangered primate, the cotton-top tamarin.  Though scientific studies, sustainable community development programs, education initiatives, and establishing new protected areas, Proyecto Tití has made the conservation of the cotton-top tamarin a priority in Colombia.

Her team works internationally to promote conservation through the “eco-mochila” program that creates a sustainable and fashionable tote bag crocheted from recycled plastic bags.  This program was awarded the United Nations Development Program Equator Prize for their work to reduce the amount of litter found in forests and waterways in Colombia and for their ability to engage communities in activities that promote the conservation of cotton-top tamarins. Dr. Savage was awarded the Lowell Thomas Award as a visionary of conservation by the Explorers Club for her innovative efforts to protect wildlife.

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