Alexander Wetmore - Photo Album, Venezuela, 1952

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In 1948, representatives from governments across the globe joined conservation organizations to create the International Union for the Protection of Nature (now the International Union of Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources). The goal of the IUPN was to help encourage international cooperation in protecting and sharing data about nature and wildlife. And who better to help with that mission than ornithologist and former Smithsonian Secretary Alexander Wetmore?

This photo album documents Wetmore's trip to the IUPN conference in 1952. The conference took place in Caracas, the largest city in Venezuela, and the album includes photos from the area and a nearby bird habitat.

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