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Money, Myths and Man-Eaters: Big Cat Conservation in Tanzania and Beyond
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PMFree
Saint Louis Zoo Anheuser-Busch Theater, The Living World
1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110
(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.
Featured Speaker: Amy Dickman, Ph.D., founder, Oxford University’s Ruaha Carnivore Project
With help from the Saint Louis Zoo’s WildCare Institute, Amy Dickman, one of the world’s leading experts on large carnivore conservation, has spent over 20 years conserving big cats in Africa.
Amy discusses how she got involved in big cat conservation and highlights the challenges of trying to save large, dangerous animals in some of the world’s poorest communities. She explains how her team has dealt with hostility, inter-tribal conflicts and beliefs of witchcraft, as well as initiatives they have designed to help protect livestock, empower local communities and encourage the long-term conservation of big cats.
You won’t want to miss hearing from this international expert in carnivore conservation with 20 years of fieldwork in Africa and over 50 published articles on conserving big cats!
Find out more about Amy Dickman at nationalgeographic.com.
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