Conservation Lecture: Peter Lalampaa, Grevy’s Zebra Trust

  • Mar 25, 2014
  • 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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Join us Tuesday, March 25th to meet Peter Lalampaa, Field Director with the Grevy’s Zebra Trust. You will hear about the amazing work Reid Park Zoo is supporting to help conserve the endangered Grevy’s zebra and its fragile habitat in partnership with communities in Kenya and Ethiopia.

Appetizers and cocktails will be served at 5:00 PM at the Zebra Gazebo where you can talk with our Grevy’s Zebra Keeper about the animals in our care. A presentation by Peter Lalampaa will begin at approximately 5:45 PM in the Conservation Learning Center. Registration fee includes appetizers, one drink and attendance at the presentation.

Tickets are $20 for General Public and $15 for Zoo Members. Click here to purchase tickets.

The Grevy’s Zebra Trust addresses the urgent need to conserve Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi) in the community rangelands of Ethiopia and Kenya.

Conservation efforts focus on employment of community members to protect and monitor the species; support of education for pastoral children; educational awareness campaigns; research projects that link directly to management; and rangeland rehabilitation through planned livestock grazing.

Peter Lalampaa, from Samburu, has been working with the Grevy’s Zebra Trust since completing his Bachelor of Environmental Science degree at Kenyatta University, Nairobi.  Peter has a special affinity for the area where Grevy’s zebra reside and a desire to give back to his community and the land they depend on. This connection has strengthened his dedication to wildlife conservation as he recognizes that the future of pastoral livelihoods is also dependent on the same resources. He hopes that his work conserving wildlife and its habitat will also improve the livelihoods of his people, creating a win-win situation.

Reid Park Zoo and the Zoo Teen Volunteers are proud supporters of the Grevy’s Zebra Trust. Together with our partners, we were awarded Top Honors for this work with the 2012 AZA International Conservation Award.  Please join us as we continue moving this essential project forward.