Summer Lunch Series: From Canopy to Cave with Paul Sanchez-Navarro

12 PM – 1 PM

Title: From Canopy to Cave, the importance of the evergreen/oak woodlands for endangered species.
Paul Sanchez-Navarro
Summary: We’ll take a 3-D look at Hill Country woodlands, from the Ashe juniper/oak woodlands to the karst caves and aquifers, the species that depend on them, the threats they face, and efforts to protect them for a more inclusive future for wildlife and humans.

As a fourth-generation Texan, Paul Sanchez-Navarro developed a love for Texas nature during family camping trips in Texas state parks. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Political Science, with his master’s from the University of New Orleans focusing on International Relations. Throughout his career in the environmental field, Paul has worked in many areas, from developing national environmental policy strategies for NGOs, directing a local organization on the Mexican Caribbean, and teaching a masters course on Sustainable Coastal Tourism in Mexico to evaluating conservation projects on three continents. Paul was the director of the Mexican Center for Nature Conservation, working to build citizen stewardship through education, communication, and public policy before joining Defenders back in Texas.

Throughout the summer, listen to speakers knowledgeable about birds and birding. We will have a different speaker most Thursdays at noon. All presentations will occur through Zoom Web Conferencing and registration is required for each meeting (and a suggested donation of $10 is encouraged).

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