The Kansas City Zoo Conservation Lecture Series features speakers showcasing conservation projects they are personally involved in benefiting wildlife, habitats and communities. These projects are all supported through the Zoo’s Conservation Fund, which is funded through admissions, memberships, the Round Up program in our retail shops and concessions, special events, and private donations.
All lectures begin at 1:00pm in the Lobby Auditorium and are free with Zoo admission or FOTZ membership.
Spring 2019 Lectures
February 17, 2020
Project Jaguars of Iguaçu
The Kansas City Zoo Conservation Leadership Scholarship through Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG), provides supervisory and middle-management level professionals from Latin American zoological institutions an opportunity to attend the Association of Zoos & Aquarium’s (AZA) Managing for Success professional training courses. Dr. Barros was the 2019/2020 recipient of this scholarship as well as the 2019 winner of ZCOG’s Ron Magill Conservation Heroes Award for her work in researching and protecting the remaining jaguar populations in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil’s Iguaçu National Park. Come learn more about her efforts to save this endangered species!