Join us for our ONLINE Virtual Club Luncheon!
Tuesday, June 16th
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
*Room will be open at 11:00 a.m. to test any connection
Bill Toone was hired by the Zoological Society of San Diego in 1979 and was simultaneously appointed to the federally mandated California Condor Recovery Team. After rising through the ranks to the level of Curator of Birds, Bill became disillusioned by traditional efforts in conservation. He was allowed to launch a new division in Applied Conservation and ultimately left the zoo as the Director of Applied Conservation Programs. In each of these positions he traveled extensively and ultimately worked in over 30 countries including Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Paraguay, Cameroon and Madagascar. He worked with animal species from the birds of paradise, iguanas, Chacoan peccaries, giant armadillos, elephants and gorillas.
Through all this work there seemed to be an association between impoverished resources and impoverished people. Hoping to find a more successful path in conservation Bill co-founded ECOLIFE Conservation in 2003. In 2008, Bill resigned from the zoo to devote full-time effort to seeing ECOLIFE succeed.
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