Conservation Dinner Series: Dr. Sam Williams of Macaw Recovery Network joins us in the elephant room after dinner to give a talk about macaws. The conservation dinner series is complementary to all dinner guests. If you do not have a dinner reservation and would like to join, please book here.
About the Speaker (from their website)
Dr. Sam Williams is from Yorkshire, England. Having kept and bred parrots at home he got his first taste of fieldwork at the age of 16 working with Echo Parakeets under Professor Carl Jones at the Mauritius Wildlife Foundation. He completed his undergraduate degree in ecology at The University of Stirling in Scotland and went on to study Lear’s Macaws in Brazil. Supported by the World Parrot Trust Sam went on to Bonaire to help the conservation of the island’s Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrots. Over the next years he completed his doctoral studies on Bonaire and then launched Echo, a non-profit conservation organization. Sam joined The Ara Project as Executive director at the beginning of 2015. He brings immense energy, scientific expertise, good humour and a passion for conservation to the fight to save wild Macaws. Sam is a founding board member of the Macaw Recovery Network, where he is also serving as chair.