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Africa’s Vultures Fighting for Survival—and Winning?

Thursday, August 15, 2019 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM


Saint Louis Zoo
Anheuser-Busch Theater, The Living World
1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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(Zoo North Entrance and North Parking Lot ONLY– Click Venue Below for Directions)

Free and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Reservations not required. Parking is free in the Zoo North lot or on the street in Forest Park.

Featured Speaker: Darcy Ogada, Assistant Director of Africa Programs, The Peregrine Fund

Based in central Kenya, most of Darcy Ogada’s work focuses on the conservation of vultures and ending the scourge of wildlife poisoning. Africa’s vultures are in trouble—their populations having declined by 80 percent or more over three generations. Four species are listed as critically endangered and two as endangered. In Kenya, the biggest threat is poisoning linked to human-carnivore conflict. In northern Kenya through intensive community coexistence trainings, Darcy’s team is reducing vulture poisoning and the conflict that triggers it. These trainings have had impacts far and wide in ways the team never imagined. Learn about how Darcy’s team is monitoring the region’s vulture populations, training the next generation of vulture champions, and tackling regional issues associated with rampant wildlife poisoning.

Africa’s Vultures Fighting for Survival—and Winning? is a Conservation Conversation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Saint Louis Zoo.
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Thursday, August 15, 2019
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Saint Louis Zoo
1 Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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