Scientist, conservationist, educator: for nearly five decades Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas has lived, studied, and worked with the orangutans of Indonesian Borneo in their natural habitat.
Her ceaseless work to save orangutans and their forest home is unparalleled by any other person in human history. Hear her share incredible insights into her life, research, and the current conservation crisis as the world’s foremost authority on the orangutan.
Join us on Saturday, October 19th for an engaging discussion with Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, the world’s foremost authority on orangutans. Dr. Galdikas’ research on and conservation work with orangutans in Tanjung Putin, Borneo (Kalimantan, Indonesia) over 48 years is the longest continuous study by one principal investigator of any wild mammal in the world. Dr. Galdikas is the Founder and President of the Orangutan Foundation International, dedicated not only to understanding the nature of the orangutan but also to preserving their rapidly diminishing natural habitat.
Today, the situation facing wild orangutans is far more complicated than when Dr. Galdikas first began her studies. As a result of poaching and habitat destruction, viable orangutan populations are on the edge of extinction and could be gone within the next 20 years outside of national parks and reserves.
VIP Ticket – $100 – includes early entry at 2:30pm, ticket to discussion, reserved seating, meet and greet reception with Dr. Galdikas, food and drink by The Restaurant at 1900
General Admission – $20 – includes ticket to discussion
Student Ticket (with valid I.D.) – $10 – includes ticket to discussion
Proceeds from this event will go towards OFI.