Geoffrey Bourne Lecture
How Saving Gorillas Helps Save the World: The 2024 Geoffrey Bourne Lecture
Zoo Atlanta is honored to present Dr. Tara Stoinski, President and CEO and Chief Scientific Officer for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, as our distinguished speaker of the 2024 Geoffrey Bourne Lecture on Thursday, February 29 at 7 p.m.
In presenting her talk, How Saving Gorillas Helps Save the World, Dr. Stoinski will help us better understand the ways gorillas act as gardeners of some of the most biodiversity-rich and carbon-storing forests remaining on the planet. Through holistic conservation actions that combine boots-on-the-ground protection and science with people-centered solutions, the work of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund provides a road map for how saving gorillas also addresses some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Join Dr. Stoinski, a primatologist who has spent nearly 30 years studying gorillas and formerly led the primate research group at Zoo Atlanta, to learn more about how the Fossey Fund’s mission is saving a species and so much more.
Zoo Atlanta is proud to be a longtime conservation partner of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, which has its headquarters at Zoo Atlanta. By providing pro-bono space and resources, we proudly support their work for gorillas and human communities in Africa.
The Geoffrey Bourne Lecture will take place in the Michael and Thalia Carlos Ballroom in Savanna Hall. The lecture is open to the public and is free to attend, but RSVP is requested.