Christine Sheppard

Christine earned her PhD at Cornell University. Her interest in captive propagation as a tool to save endangered species led her to the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo, where she started as curatorial intern and ended as head of the Ornithology Department. She has chaired American Zoo Association taxon advisory groups for Coraciiformes, Galliformes and Gruiformes and has chaired the IUCN Hornbill Specialist Group. She initiated the Green Team at WCS and the Green Practices Advisory Group for AZA.