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Money, Myths & Man-Eaters: Researching Carnivore Ecology and Conflict in Tanzania’s Ruaha Landscape

Monday, October 10, 2011 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Featured Speaker: Amy Dickman, PhD, Kaplan Senior Research Fellow in Field Conservation, Oxford University; 2009 Courvoisier Future 500 “Top 50” Young People in Science & Education

Photo: Amy Dickman and Barabaig warriors

Following her Masters and PhD work on human-carnivore conflict supported by the Saint Louis Zoo’s WildCare Institute and with more than 13 years experience working with large carnivores in Africa, specializing in big cats, Amy Dickman established the Ruaha Carnivore Project in 2009 in Tanzania. The Ruaha landscape is one of the most important areas in the world for lions, leopards and cheetahs, and the Saint Louis Zoo is still supporting Amy and her Tanzanian team as they research the ecology of these vital populations, and work to reduce the pressing threat of human-carnivore conflict in this critical area. Amy helped create the Global Cheetah Action Plan, the Regional Conservation Strategies for cheetahs and African wild dogs in Eastern and Southern Africa, and National Action Plans for cheetahs and other carnivores in Kenya, Tanzania and Southern Sudan.

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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Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011
Time:
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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