Tara Stoinski, TEDxAtlanta 2023

Tara Stoinski,
primatologist, conservationist

Renowned primatologist Tara Stoinski is dedicated to ending the illegal wildlife trade and stopping the exploitation of great apes in captivity.

Tara has dedicated her life to saving the world’s last gorillas from extinction.

A renowned primatologist, she has studied gorillas for over 20 years and her research has been instrumental in developing conservation strategies for these majestic creatures, including the creation of new protected areas and the establishment of community-based conservation programs.

In recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the field of conservation, Tara has received numerous awards and honors, including the prestigious Indianapolis Prize, widely considered to be the Nobel Prize of conservation. Her work has also been featured in a number of documentaries, including the acclaimed film “Virunga,” which chronicles the efforts to protect gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The National Geographic Magazine, CNN and NPR are just some of the press outlets that have covered Tara’s work.

She is the president and CEO of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

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