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American Zoo Consortium: Collecting and Conservation in Papua New Guinea


Tue Sep 15, 2015    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Bellwood-Antis Public Library
526 Main St., Bellwood, PA, 16617

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Ron Johnson will describe his three expeditions to the second largest island in the world, home to over 700 species of birds including 33 Birds of Paradise. Ron will explain the importance of the expeditions, tribal cultural diversity and the urgency to preserve the world’s third largest rainforest.

Ron was Curator of Birds at Jacksonville, Minnesota and Miami Zoos. He recently retired from the University of Wisconsin as an Aquaculture Outreach Specialist. He now lives in PA and is a member of JVAS.

Added bonus: Papua New Guinea regional “treats” will be offered at the meeting.