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Painted Dog Conservation Project

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 12:01 PM-1:00 PM

Conservation Conversations Series

Featured Speaker: Greg Rasmussen, Ph.D. Director, Painted Dog Conservation

Greg Rasmussen (born in London, UK) is a British Wildlife conservation biologist who has studied the African Wild Dog for over twenty years, working in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. He is the founder and Director of the Painted Dog Conservation project.

Painted Dog Conservation (PDC) is a leading model for community-based predator conservation. By combining the most advanced modern technology with traditional knowledge of local communities, PDC has experienced great success – Zimbabwe’s wild dog population has increased from 400 to 700 individuals since the project’s inception. PDC’s model also brings direct benefit to local people with increased employment and unparalleled education opportunities.

Dr. Rasmussen was also featured on an episode of Discovery’s “I Shouldn’t Be Alive.” The episode recounted the story of his survival after a plane crash while he was tracking a rhino. For more information on Dr. Rasmussen visit Wildlife Conservation Network.

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. For more information call 314-646-4544 or 314-533-8586. Registration not required.

Bring a brown bag lunch, or purchase lunch at the Zoo’s Painted Giraffe.

Conservation Conversations co-sponsor:

Conservation Conversations are underwritten in part through the generous support of Cooper Bussmann.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Time:
12:01 PM-1:00 PM
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