Barrows Conservation Lecture Series: Dr. Dino Martins

  • May 07, 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

Learn more and buy tickets here


  • 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


People, Plants, and Pollinators: Lessons from the front lines of biodiversity conservation

Dr. Dino Martins is currently working for the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya as Executive Director and also serves as technical advisor to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) on issues relating to biodiversity, pastoralism, and subsistence agriculture.

He has a Ph.D. in  Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University.  His career has focused on fostering greater awareness of science and research in connection to conservation and human livelihoods. He was awarded the 2015 Whitley Gold award, a prestigious environmental prize for his work with local communities to encourage the adoption of more sustainable farming practices that conserve pollinators, boost crop yields, and benefit people in East Africa.

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