Maleo Conservation – How a critically endangered avian mascot of Sulawesi, Indonesia, is making a comeback.
Marcy Summers speaks about how a Vashon group is recovering the critically endangered avian mascot of Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Of the thousands of endangered wildlife species on our planet, only a tiny fraction are being successfully recovered. In 2006, while Vashon conservation biologist Marcy Summers was living and working in Indonesia, local villagers asked for her help to prevent the extinction of their culturally-important and iconic maleo bird. Including poachers, prestige-seekers, courageous kids and forest shamans—plus one very astonishing bird you’ve never heard of—Marcy will tell the tale of how a Vashon-based group has facilitated the spectacular comeback of the world’s 19th highest-priority endangered bird. March Summers is a 4th generation native of the islands of the Puget Sound, WA. She has a bachelor’s in Comparative Religion from Harvard University and a master’s in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from University of Maine, and is currently working on a PhD at Newcastel University, UK. When she isn’t in Indonesia, you can find her in Indonesia with maleo bird.
Sunday, April 21 at 2pm
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