Bill Toone, Founder- ECOLIFE Conservation/Monarch Butterflies
October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Clubs all over the U.S. have begun a project to restore habitat for the beautiful, but threatened Monarch butterflies (Operation Pollination). As you may know, the butterflies have an extraordinary migration pattern. They fly from Mexico to Canada and back. No single butterfly can do it. It takes FOUR generations! Their population is declining because habitat and food sources are being destroyed.
Bill Toone, a world-renowned conservation biologist and a spokesperson for endangered species, will join us and give us a look into the world of the Monarch butterfly. We will learn about their extraordinary migration, their lifecycle, threats, and programs helping their recovery.
Bill has worked around the globe, experiencing the world’s natural wonders as well as its misunderstood cultures. From the foothills of California where he pioneered the early years of the California condor recovery program to the remote forests of Madagascar where Bill had his life forever changed, he has collected unusual stories of wildlife and the people who depend on them. Bill specialized in rain forest transects and remote field conservation programs for the Zoological Society of San Diego.
He co-founded ECOLIFE Conservation in 2003. ECOLIFE approaches conservation holistically, addressing the biggest threats to life on earth. They focus on providing simple solutions to the leading causes of wildlife extinctions and human deaths.