Enjoy this video of Dr. Peter Raven’s informative talk given at our 2012 Fundraising Event, held at the Saint Louis Zoo on April 26, 2012.
Our Speaker: Dr. Peter Raven is described by TIME magazine as a “Hero for the Planet”. He is one of the world’s leading botanists and advocates of conservation and biodiversity. He Dr. Raven is a passionate and energizing voice for the planet’s rainforests and other endangered ecosystems. He is currently President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden, having served 40 years as its Director. In addition, he is chairman of the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration, and chair of the Division of Earth and Life Studies of the National Research Council. Dr. Raven also is past president and chairman of the board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the largest organization of professional scientists in the world.