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Wild Amelia Virtual Wild Nites features White Oak’s director of conservation

Wild Amelia
Press Release
Contact: Jay Kayne
[email protected]
February 1, 2021

Brandon Speeg, Director of Conservation at the White Oak Conservation Foundation.

Wild Amelia is pleased to announce its next virtual Wild Nite lecture at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 9th. To accommodate CDC and local health guidelines, the session will be held on-line via Zoom. The following meeting ID# and passcode will provide access to this free event.

Meeting ID: 814 5354 0075
Passcode: 187074

The featured speaker will be Brandon Speeg, Director of Conservation at the White Oak Conservation Foundation where he is responsible for day-to-day management, communications and strategic direction for the Foundation’s conservation, education and capacity building programs. Prior to joining White Oak, Speeg worked as an animal specialist at The Wilds in southeastern Ohio. He joined White Oak in 2008 as the antelope section leader before focusing on the human dimensions of conservation heading formation of the education department in 2012 and rising to his current position in 2018. His conservation activities include international travel to Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Speeg’s Wild Nite presentation will focus on human impacts which threaten wildlife in Florida and around the world and how White Oak promotes a better understanding how shrinking habitats and endangered species become more reliant on human care and intervention. A 17,000-acre conservancy north of Jacksonville, White Oak is a global leader in conservation of threatened and endangered species with some of the world’s most innovative conservation programs to protect endangered wildlife and habitats.

Wild Amelia’s mission is to educate residents and visitors about the local bioregion and encourage stewardship of the area’s natural resources through events and programs that educate and entertain while promoting a conservation ethic. For updates on the status of program activities, please visit wildamelia.org and Wild Amelia on Facebook.

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