Date - May 18, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy,, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Doug Wechsler – Discover One Bird, Save a Thousand

Speaker: Doug Wechsler

Note: This meeting will be in the BEES Classroom at the Academy

An odd bird is discovered in cloud forest of the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. Scientist rushing to find out more about the bird find themselves in a race to save it. Cascading events lead to the establishment of a chain of bird reserves and conservation action across the globe.
Doug Wechsler will recount this fascinating history and talk about bird conservation in Ecuador today. His beautiful images will focus in on the biodiversity of three of the southern Ecuador reserves run by the Jocotoco Conservation Foundation. What interesting management problems does the foundation face and how does it solve them?

Doug Wechsler was Director of VIREO, the Academy of Natural Sciences’ worldwide collection of bird photographs for 26 years. As part of the job, he photographed birds in rain forests around the world. Recently he and his wife Debbie volunteered for the Jocotoco Conservation Foundation. He is a photographer, naturalist and children’s book author. His most recent book is The Hidden life of a Toad. Find out more at

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