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On a career of expedition, conservation, and compassion in Madagascar

Join The Explorers Club and EC50 Honoree Lily-Arison Rene de Roland on Monday, March 20 to learn about a lifetime of working on behalf of the wildlife, landscapes, and people of Madagascar.

We will also be joined by two very special visitors—and ticketed guests will be able to interact with two live bird ambassadors, courtesy of The Peregrine Fund—a Peregrine Falcon, and an Owl!

Lily Lily-Arison Rene de Roland grew up in a small village in northern Madagascar. In 1992, he joined The Peregrine Fund to study imperiled raptors and conserve their quickly declining population. Throughout his 30+ year career, Lily has established himself as a leader in developing scientific capacity, having mentored more than 100 Malagasy graduate students. His work has vitally preserved the biological diversity of Madagascar made and undoubtedly improved the livelihoods of the Malagasy people.

In 2004, Lily became The Peregrine Fund’s Madagascar Program Director. Lily has safeguarded some of the most endangered species on Earth, discovered several species new to science, and helped establish four national protected areas in Madagascar. Perhaps most importantly, Lily has developed a widely emulated community-focused conservation model that addresses human-wildlife conflicts. His pioneering methods have not only achieved conservation successes, they have also improved the well-being of the local community.



Streaming live here on, our YouTube Channel, and our Facebook Live — Monday, March, 20th at 7:00 pm ET.


This will be an in-person lecture at Explorers Club Headquarters.

In-person tickets are $15 for Members, and $30 for the General Public.

Check-in will begin at 6:00 pm, with a beer and wine reception from 6:00 – 7:00 pm



Dr. Lily-Arison Rene de Roland

Prof. Dr. Lily-Arison Rene de Roland is a leading scientist and conservationist in Madagascar. While
working with The Peregrine Fund, he has discovered several new species, led the establishment of four national protected areas, developed community-focused conservation programs that have been widely emulated, and mentored over 100 Malagasy graduate students.

March 20,2023
March 20, 2023
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
The Explorers Club
The Explorers Club
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