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Cheetah Conservation Botswana: Carnivore Conservation in the Kalahari
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Featured Speaker: Rebecca Klein, Managing Director and Founder, Cheetah Conservation Botswana
The cheetah is Africa’s most endangered large cat, with only an estimated 10,000 – 12,000 remaining in the wild. Botswana contains one of the largest cheetah populations in Africa today, yet not without challenges– the species is threatened due to loss of habitat, declining prey populations, increasing conflict with farming communities, and illegal trade.
Cheetah Conservation Botswana was established in 2003, to promote the conservation of the cheetah and other threatened carnivores, through scientific research, community outreach and education. The project investigates and promotes best practices in livestock, range management and non-lethal control methods to reduce human carnivore conflict and conserve habitat, and raises awareness for carnivore conservation and more sustainable futures for Kalahari communities. Rebecca Klein talks about meeting the challenges for Kalahari conservation and ensuring a future for cheetahs and the rich biodiversity of carnivores in the region.
Location: Saint Louis Zoo Living World Auditorium. Parking is FREE in the Zoo North Lot.
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Adults, teachers, middle and high school students, and the general public are invited to attend these no-cost lectures on topical issues in science. For more information call 314-646-4544 or 314-533-8586. Registration not required.
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