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Austin Conservation Luncheon

Spend an afternoon with National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore as he presents National Geographic’s "The Photo Ark"—a groundbreaking effort to document species before they disappear. Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher, National Geographic fellow, and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. Most importantly, he is an avid conservationist who began the ambitious Photo Ark project 11 years ago in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. Since then, he’s visited 40 countries in his quest to create this photo archive of global biodiversity. To date, Sartore has captured more than 7,000 images of wildlife, putting him over half way to reaching his goal of documenting 12,000 unique species. Sartore’s commitment to saving species is a fascinating tale that relates closely to The Nature Conservancy’s work on the ground in Texas. This includes protecting at-risk species—we’re restoring grasslands to preserve and improve monarch butterfly habitat, acquiring land to conserve one of the last remaining wintering grounds for the endangered whooping crane and protecting vital wildlife corridors for ocelots in South Texas. Like Sartore, the Conservancy is dedicated to connecting people and nature throughout the Lone Star State.

When:

March 20

Where:

JW Marriott Austin Downtown AUSTIN, Texas

More Information:

Phone: 512-623-7240

Website: www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/texas/explore/2018-austin-conservation-luncheon.xml?src=r.v_austin.local.na.tx%3fredirect=https-301

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