This year’s gala spotlighted the issues facing gorillas in the wild, addressing the impact of climate change and palm oil on endangered species. The gala also officially launched 2015 as the “Year of the Gorilla”, a zoo-wide commitment of resources designed to mobilize action on behalf of gorillas. In light of that commitment the Philadelphia Zoo has recognized GLOBIO’s Gerry Ellis with its 2015 Global Conservation Prize.

This is the fifth Global Conservation Prize awarded by the Zoo. The prize acknowledges Ellis’ conservation film-work and advocacy bringing the survival plight of great apes to the public’s attention. The prize is accompanied by a $20,000 award to support Ellis’ ongoing work.

More about the fifth annual global conservation gala.


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