Betsy Dresser, Ph.D.
Advisor, World Safaris Council of Conservation and Science Advisors
Dr. Betsy Dresser’s extensive conservation accomplishments include serving as the founding Director of the Center for Research of Endangered Wildlife at the Cincinnati Zoo. Also known as CREW, the center was the first of its kind, state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to saving endangered plants and animals from extinction.
In 1996, Betsy moved to New Orleans as the Senior Vice-President/Research at the Audubon Nature Institute and the Director of the then newly-formed Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species. There, she built a team of scientists to continue the important work of saving endangered species. She and her teams have produced 28 world’s scientific firsts, including the world’s first test tube gorilla, the first wild species kittens from embryo transfer, as well as the first endangered antelope from embryo transfer and the first cloned cats.