Project Passenger Pigeon

Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future


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Speakers Bureau: Wisconsin

Contacting P3 Project Speakers

The assembled group of experienced presenters are experts in various aspects of Project Passenger Pigeon and species sustainablity subjects. The links provide their background and contact information. They should be contacted directly with further questions and to make the necessary arrangements, including those involving expenses and honoraria.


Stanley A. Temple
Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation,
Dept. of Forest and Wildlife Ecology,
Madison, WI 53706, and
Senior Fellow
Aldo Leopold Foundation
Baraboo, WI 53913

For 32 years Stan occupied the faculty position once held by Aldo Leopold and while in that position earned every teaching award for which he was eligible. He and his students have worked on endangered species problems in 21 different countries, and have helped save some of the world's rarest and most endangered species, especially birds. Stan has received recognition for his work in conservation from numerous organizations, and has authored over 330 publications. He has long been interested in passenger pigeons, having analyzed historical records of the species that were first assembled by A. W. Schorger for his 1955 book on the life history and ecology of the species

Stan’s presentation explores the ecology and life history of the passenger pigeon and other extinct and endangered birds, current extinction crises, endangered species recovery, human relationship with wildlife, and sustainable use of biological resources.

Distance willing to travel: Willing to give presentations to any audience in North America in exchange for travel expenses.

Contact Stan at 608-795-4226 and

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