The value of nature.Tropical Field Biologist, Conservationist, and Protector of Mountain Gorillas and Elephants
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Ian Redmond is a tropical biologist who has extensively traveled and conducted research in Europe, New Guinea, and Africa and has devoted his life to researching ecosystems. Renowned as an authority on the research and conservation of mountain gorillas and elephants, Ian Redmond appears on GREAT MINDS to lecture on the value of wild animals, their habitats, and protecting the environment.
Ian Redmond’s lecture is comprised of five parts. In lectures one and two, he tells the reality of Africa’s mountain gorillas in danger of extinction, with the story of one gorilla’s death he experienced firsthand. In lectures three and four, he shares with us success stories of protection activities of African elephants, which have escaped, in part, the dangers of poaching. He also touts the worldwide accomplishments of wild animal conservation groups, many of which gathered together to stop ivory poaching at its peak in Africa in the 1980s. In his last lecture, Ian Redmond explains his ideas on rebalancing the Earth, arguing that the lessons from the conservation of elephants should be applied to the protection of the entire world ecosystem.
As a field scientist, Ian Redmond has dedicated his whole life to researching and protecting wildlife. He emphasizes that appealing to human sympathy isn’t enough to protect wild animals and the ecosystem. We meet Ian Redmond as we learn ways to preserve the natural world around us in realistic and sensible ways.
Chairman of the Ape Alliance, a coalition of 95 organizations working for the conservation and welfare of apes Ambassador for the UN Year of the Gorilla (2009) Ambassador for the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species (2010 ~ Present) Chief Consultant and Envoy for the UNEP GRASP (Great Apes Survival Partnership)
Ian Redmond is a British tropical biologist and conservationist. He’s renowned for his research and activities to protect wild gorillas and elephants in Africa.
Redmond, who began researching mountain gorillas in 1976 at Dr. Dian Fossy’s gorilla research center, witnessed the death of a gorilla he considered a friend, Digit. After that, he became a conservationist of wild animals and their habitats and has been involved as a consultant in more than 100 documentaries on the environment on the BBC, National Geographic, and Discovery.
Recognized early for his passion and expertise in conserving wildlife and their habitats, he served as Ambassador for the UN Year of the Gorilla and for the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species. He also served for more than ten years as Chief Consultant and Envoy for the UNEP Great Apes Survival Partnership.
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