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Warriors, Women and Wildlife – Carnivore Conservation in Tanzania’s Ruaha Landscape

Monday, October 12, 2015 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Free

Saint Louis Zoo Anheuser-Busch Theater, The Living World (Zoo North Entrance), 1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

Free and OPEN to ALL.  Junior Academy members and middle and high school students are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Reservations not required.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Amy Dickman is the Director of the Ruaha Carnivore Project, a Kaplan Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University, and has worked on big cat conservation for nearly 20 years.

Lions are one of the world’s most iconic species but are in serious trouble, with only 10 large populations remaining worldwide. Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape supports a tenth of the world’s lions as well as globally significant populations of other threatened carnivores. This lecture provides a fascinating insight into how Dr. Amy Dickman established the Ruaha Carnivore Project (RCP) and developed an effective community-based lion conservation initiative, against a backdrop of extreme poverty and cultural killing of lions. Amy explains RCP’s work and achievements so far, and discusses some of the wider complexities involved in maintaining dangerous big cats like lions in an ever more human-dominated world.

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Date:
Monday, October 12, 2015
Time:
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Cost:
Free
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Saint Louis Zoo
1 Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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