Bill  Given

Bill Given

Wildlife biologist and Research Associate of the Denver Zoo, Bill Given has worked with everything from butterflies to African lions. Bill is the Co-Principal Investigator of the Botswana based Condition Taste Aversion research project, where for the first time, CTA is being applied toward mitigating predation on livestock by lions. Bill’s decades of work on CTA may provide a revolutionary conservation tool for conflict resolution between predators and people around the globe. As Program Manager of the Colorado Natural Heritage program, Bill coordinated a team of 50 field scientists to survey and document the state’s rare and imperiled species, and of the world’s 75 organizations, this work resulted in being awarded the Natural Heritage Science Program of the Year. For the last ten years he has been the President and Wildlife Biologist for the Western Wildlife Institute endangered species consulting, and contributing to original wildlife research.