Amphibians in Crisis

THU, MAR 27, 2008 (1:01:32)

Dr. Jeffrey Bonner, president and CEO of the St. Louis Zoo, tells how amphibians are becoming extinct at an increasingly rapid rate. Scientists across the globe have gathered evidence to assert that humanity could be facing one of the biggest amphibian extinction crises of recent times.

+ BIO: Jeffrey P. Bonner

In April, 2002 Dr. Jeffrey P. Bonner was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saint Louis Zoo. He served as President and CEO of the Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens from 1993 to 2002 and before that was Director of Exhibits and Programs at the St. Louis Science Center. Dr. Bonner received his B.A. in anthropology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1975. He received his M.A. and M.Phil. degrees in anthropology from Columbia University in 1977 and 1979, along with his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1982. He is a Burgess Fellow, Traveling Fellow, Fulbright Scholar, President’s Fellow and a recipient of the National Research Service Award. Dr. Bonner is the author of numerous articles, has written several books including Sailing with Noah, an insider’s look at modern zoos. He serves on numerous national and international boards including the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of IUCN (the World Conservation Union), and ISIS (the International Species Information System.) He chairs the Madagascar Fauna Group, an international consortium of 39 zoos and related institutions, and is a council member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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