Cincinnati Zoo's Bernadette Plair speaking on her efforts to save and reintroduce macaws in Trinidad

The ecology and conservation lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 28, is open to the public | February 27, 2007

Bernadette Plair, the neotropical conservation program manager at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden's Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife, is speaking on the "Reintroduction of Blue and Gold Macaws to Nariva Swamp in Trinidad," on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 1:30 p.m. in Albers Hall Room 103 on the Xavier campus. The ecology and conservation lecture is free and open to the public.

A native of Trinidad, Plair spearheaded the successful reintroduction of blue and gold macaws to the Nariva Swamp in Trinidad and developed community-based conservation and education programs to protect the species and its habitat.

“This is like a dream come true, to share the gift of working with wildlife conservation in two countries which are equally like home to me," she says.

Plair is also director of the Centre for the Rescue of Endangered Species of Trinidad and Tobago.