Saving the Nation, One Quail at a Time

 

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Dr. Kelly Reyna, UNT Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and Executive Director of UNT Quail, delivers a talk entitled “Saving the Nation, One Quail at a Time” and explores his idea about how saving birds, specifically the bobwhite quail, can save the world. Dr. Reyna’s main mission in life is to foster change that makes the world a better place. He accomplishes this through the well-being of quail.

Dr. Kelly Reyna is the Nation’s Quail Professor, an avid sportsman, and conservationist. He is the founder and executive director of UNT Quail, a nationally recognized gamebird laboratory at the University of North Texas that fosters sustainable quail populations through innovative research, conservation, and education. Dr. Reyna has given numerous professional talks and scientific presentations on the important link between quail and human health and innovative ways to combine quail conservation and enterprise in American agriculture. He and been featured on numerous television and radio shows to highlight his work and is the founder of two major initiatives, “the North Texas Quail Corridor” and the “North Texas Land Scholars.” Dr. Reyna’s main mission in life is to foster change that makes the world a better place. He accomplishes this through the wellbeing of quail.