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 #1 includes:
- “Africa’s Stunning Raptors: How The Peregrine Fund sustains their future,” by Dr. Munir Virani Vice President and Director of Global Conservation Strategy. Dr. Virani shares with us his love for Africa by delving into the myriad of species of birds of prey that he, along with the people of the Maasai Mara have helped to conserve.
- “Darien Wilderness Initiative: Saving the Harpy Eagle,” by José Vargas. José has lived in Panama for over 20 years and works with the Emberra and Wounaan communities to maintain control over their lands. Together The Peregrine Fund and people of Panama are working to save the Darien Rainforest and all of the incredible wildlife, including Harpy Eagles, which share the rainforest’s rich resources for future generations.
- “Restoring a Species – The Critically Endangered Ridgway’s Hawk,” by Thomas Hayes. Thomas Hayes shares the story of working to save one of the most critically endangered raptors in the world, with fewer than 500 individuals remaining – the Ridgway’s Hawk. The Peregrine Fund has been working in the Dominican Republic since the early 2000s to increase its population, which is threatened by loss of habitat, human persecution, electrocution, and bot fly larvae infestation.
- “Saving the California Condor – What it takes to save a giant,” by Tim Hauck. Hauck shares the story of working to save the largest bird of prey in North America – the California Condor. Tim leads our California Condor monitoring program in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. Learn all about what it takes to monitor all 90+ birds while traversing rough terrain and covering thousands of miles – this job is only for the tenacious!