She first heard it while reading a book. Not that book. “The Serengeti Shall Not Die” by Bernard and Michael Grzmek, who in 1959 sounded the alarm about the dramatic loss of wildlife in the East African plains known for iconic species like lion, wildebeest, elephant, and giraffe.

After completing her undergraduate coursework, she answered the call.

“I sold everything I owned, and bought a plane ticket to Kenya,” said Jean Brennan, the conservation science and climate adaptation coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Science Applications program in the North Atlantic-Appalachian region. …

Bridget Macdonald

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