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Greg Lipps receives Columbus Zoo’s Commitment to Conservation Award

July 12, 2023
Greg Lipps takes a close look at a hellbender salamander that he pulled from an Ohio river. (Photo by Jeff Belth)

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has named Greg Lipps of The Ohio State University as recipient of its 2023 Commitment to Conservation Award.

Lipps, a leader in Ohio amphibian and reptile conservation in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Resources (CFAES), understands the vital role zoos play in conservation. He also serves as the amphibian & reptile conservation coordinator in the Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership, a long-term relationship between Ohio State and the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Read more >>