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An Evening With Biruté Mary Galdikas

Speaker(s): Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas

November 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Join us for an evening with renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, who will share fascinating stories from her 50 years of orangutan research and conservation.

This exclusive virtual event will include an intimate conversation with Dr. Galdikas and an opportunity to ask your questions.

Space is limited, and there will be special prize giveaways, so register soon!

All ticket proceeds will benefit the Orangutan Foundation International and The Leakey Foundation. All donations up to a total of $5,000 will be matched by Leakey Foundation trustees Mark Jordan and Jennifer Gomersall.


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November 5, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Category:


The Leakey Foundation
Orangutan Foundation International


Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas

Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas is the world’s foremost authority on orangutans. She has studied and worked closely with the orangutans of Indonesian Borneo in their natural habitat for 50 years. Dr. Galdikas is the founder and president of the Orangutan Foundation International. She is Professor Extraordinaire at the Universitas Nasional in Jakarta, and Full Professor at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including Indonesia’s Hero of the Earth Award, the United Nations Global 500 Award, and the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. She is also the recipient of 19 Leakey Foundation research grants.

Galdikas is the author of four books, and scores of scientific articles and reviews. She has also co-edited scientific volumes and served as book reviews editor for a primatological journal. Galdikas has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and numerous television documentaries such as CBC’s The Third Angel, Connie Chung’s Eye to Eye, and In the Wild with Julia Roberts. The most recent documentaries include Kusasi, From Orphan to King; the Mel Gibson narrated film, The Last Trimate; and the IMAX film, Born to be Wild 3D, narrated by Morgan Freeman.

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