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The Asian Elephant’s Conservation Conundrums
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @ 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Featured Speaker: Raman Sukumar, Ph.D., Professor of Ecology, Indian Institute of Science
Raman Sukumar is Professor of Ecology at the Indian Institute of Science, recipient of the International Cosmos Prize, and an internationally acclaimed researcher and conservationist of the Asian Elephant.
The Asian elephant has enjoyed a close cultural relationship with people for over four millenia and yet is more threatened than its African cousin. This lecture provides an overview of the status and conservation challenges facing the lesser known elephant throughout its range as a result of habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching and the ensuing conflicts with people. It concludes by explaining that in certain countries such as India and Sri Lanka, where wild populations are increasing, elephants will continue to be managed in human care and their welfare should be an important aspect of conservation efforts.
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.