WVBS Keynote Address

Each year’s symposium features a keynote talk by a prominent ornithologist, author, and/or birder.

Noppadol Paothong is the 2020 keynote speaker!

This year’s plenary speaker is Noppadol Paothong. A nature/conservation photographer and an associate fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers. In addition, he is a staff wildlife photographer with the Missouri Department of Conservation and contributes his images and stories to its high-quality publication, Missouri Conservationist, Xplor, and many others. For over 15 years, he has been documenting rare and endangered species, primarily grassland grouse and their fragile habitat, and has published two large-format national award-winning books, Save the Last Dance (2012) and Sage Grouse, Icon of the West (2017). His images appear regularly in many national publications, such as Audubon, Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife, Ranger Rick, and many more.

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