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Rebuilding a Wilderness: From War to Recovery in Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM


Saint Louis Zoo
Anheuser-Busch Theater, The Living World
1 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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(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 or on the street in Forest Park.

Featured Speaker: Robert M. Pringle, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University; Board of Directors, The Gorongosa Project

Once one of Africa’s most spectacular nature preserves, Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park was stripped of its wildlife by decades of war and rural poverty. Since 2007, the Gorongosa Project has sought to revitalize and expand the park, advance social justice, and solidify the linkages between environmental and human well-being. This initiative challenges conventional ideas of what a national park can and should be and reveals fascinating insights into the basic biology of African savannas—why large mammals are important for healthy ecosystems, and how to bring wild things and wild places back from the brink of extinction.

Dr. Robert Pringle, an expert on the biology of African savannas, works on finding science-based solutions for conserving large mammals and healthy ecosystems in a human-dominated world.

Rebuilding a Wilderness is a Conservation Conversation presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Saint Louis Zoo.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Saint Louis Zoo
1 Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110 United States
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