Remember a Lost Bird: Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future
Lower level meeting room
Conservationist Stanley Temple recounts the demise of the passenger pigeon, an event described as the iconic extinction event in our country's history. He traces the decline of this once abundant bird from billions to the last surviving passenger pigeon, which died in 1914 in a Cincinnati zoo. The 100-year anniversary of this event offers a valuable lesson about the world's ongoing extinction crisis and our relationship with other species
Stanley Temple is a Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation. The program is presented in partnership with the Winnebago Audubon Society and the Oshkosh Bird Club.