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Grevy’s Zebra Trust
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Belinda Low, MSc, Certified Educator in Holistic Management; co-founder and Executive Director, Grevy’s Zebra Trust
Belinda Low with Samburu elder. Photo by Kim Diment
The exceptional Grevy’s zebra is uniquely adapted to survive in the harsh arid and semi-arid climates of northern Kenya and Ethiopia. It is one of Africa’s most endangered large mammals, declining over the last three decades from 15,000 to fewer than 2,500.
In response to this decline, the Grevy’s Zebra Trust was established in 2007. The Trust’s co-founder and Executive Director, Belinda Low, talks about the current status of the Grevy’s zebra and the work being done to enhance its survival in partnership with local communities.
An indicator of declining ecosystem health, its survival and the future of pastoralist livelihoods are inextricably linked. Ms. Low reflects on the growing community spirit for conserving the Grevy’s zebra and tracks the innovative work of the local people in safeguarding this extraordinary species from extinction.
Zebra Photo/s courtesy, Saint Louis Zoo
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.
Conservation Conversations is Co-sponsored by: