Richard Leakey


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Noun1.Richard Leakey - English paleontologist (son of Louis Leakey and Mary Leakey) who continued the work of his parents; he was appointed director of a wildlife preserve in Kenya but resigned under political pressure (born in 1944)
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Speakers included Jose Manuel Barroso, the former president of the European Commission (2004-2014); Ana Botaen, executive chairman, Banco de Santander; Petra Nemcova, founder and chair, Happy Hearts Fund; and Richard Leakey, politician, palaeo-anthropologist, conservationist, university professor and founder, Turkana Basin Institute.
Jolie has signed up to direct "Africa," a film about celebrated conservationist Richard Leakey and his struggle with ivory poachers in Kenya that threatened the very survival of the African elephant population.
THE TOPIC: In 1995, anthropologist Richard Leakey and science writer Roger Lewin popularized the term "sixth extinction" in a similarly titled work.
Veteran Kenyan conservationist Richard Leakey has now warned that drastic action must be taken, saying that known ring-leaders in Kenya are operating with "outrageous impunity".
A century later Richard Leakey, a British archaeologist and paleontologist, carried out research into human ancestry in Africa, discovering skulls of early man in northern Kenya.
Lake Turkana risks turning into small water pans with the construction of all the Gibe-related hydro-electric power dams involved in River Omo," Africa's foremost paleoanthropologist Dr Richard Leakey says.
I found Ryan Shaffer's interview with Richard Leakey ("Evolution, Humanism, and Conservation," J/A 2012) quite interesting, but one statement by Leakey disturbed me--that he is an atheist.
Richard Leakey predicts skepticism over evolution will soon be history.
Colonel Richard Leakey, Station Commander JHC Aldergrove, Joint Helicopter Command
Afdeling VI handel oor historiese figure en aspekte van hulle lewens wat deur optekening bewaar moet word: die versamelaar Francois le Vaillant, Saartjie Baartman, Thomas Baines (van wie 'n skildery op die buiteblad van die bundel verskyn), Richard Leakey en Jane Goodall wat haar hand na die gorillas uitgesteek het.
Richard Leakey unveiled a new lion statue that will raise awareness about the plight of lions in Nairobi National Park.