Learn what it takes to be a scientist of The Peregrine Fund by purchasing access to the Virtual Speaker Series Program - Saving Species! Middle school students up through life-long learners will enjoy watching the series. These talks will take you “behind the scenes” to see what it’s like to be out in sometimes grueling conditions day after day to save species from extinction.
The series can be purchased as a whole four-part set, or as an individual talk. Each presentation is between 45 minutes and an hour and a half with question and answers recorded from the live presentation.
Saving Species - Series #2 includes:
- “What exactly is a raptor?” presented by, Dr. Chris McClure. People have long been fascinated by birds of prey...there's just something awe-inspiring about their grace, beauty, and fierceness...but do you know what makes a raptor a raptor? By the end of this presentation, you'll understand exactly why we classify some birds as raptors, while others don't make the cut.
- "The Mara Raptor Project in Kenya” presented by, Dr. Ralph Buij and Stratton Hatfield. From valuable vultures to the iconic African Fish Eagle, The Peregrine Fund has been working to save all of the Masai Mara's raptor species. Find out what's going on right now out in the field from our director of the project.
- “Saving the Aplomado Falcon in Texas” presented by, Brian Mutch. In the 1950s, the Aplomado Falcon was extirpated from the United States primarily due to habitat loss. A few decades later, The Peregrine Fund decided to bring back the species through captive breeding and release. Today, the falcons are doing well along the gulf coast of Texas, and our biologists are teaming up with private citizens to rebuild their native habitat.
- “Inspiring Future Conservation Leaders to New Heights” presented by Dr. David Anderson. Did you know that up to 60% of all species of plants and animals on Earth live in the tops of forests? Did you also know that training biologists around the world is one way The Peregrine Fund achieves its conservation impact for raptors and their habitats? David will share an inspiring story about how we are teaching biologists from developing countries the specialized methods to safely climb trees as tall as 10-story buildings where they can study birds of prey, orchids, small animals, and so many other forms of life.