Honoring Dr. Juan Carlos Castilla, one of the region’s truly great leaders in conservation and Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, President and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
World-renowned Event Designer and best-selling author Preston Bailey.
Gala 2012: The Coasts of Patagonia is a celebration of WCS’s commitment to conserving the globally significant natural wealth along the coasts of Chile and Argentina. The evening will capture the pristine beauty of this area, while raising awareness and building support to ensure its future. The gala will highlight WCS’s decades-long commitment to the Patagonian coastline through the establishment of the Karukinka reserve, ecotourism work in Tierra del Fuego, and the WCS Sea and Sky project. The evening’s honoree is longstanding friend of WCS, Dr. Juan Carlos Castilla, one of the region’s leaders in conservation. WCS is also pleased to honor President and CEO Dr. Steven E. Sanderson, who will retire in July 2012. Dr. Sanderson’s tenure at WCS helped conservation efforts grow and expand into more than 65 nations.
The Central Park Zoo, located at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue, brings WCS’s global conservation work to life through innovative exhibits such as the Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard and Tropic Zone Rainforest exhibits.
The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth. Visit www.wcs.org.
Dr. Steven Sanderson
Dr. Juan Carlos Castilla
Tinsley Mortimor and Prince Lorenzo Borghese