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Baker Center: Living with Wildlife, Conservation Research, Technology & Education
April 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Living with Wildlife: Insights from Conservation Research, Technology & Education Programs in India
Thursday, April 11 | 1:00pm | Toyota Auditorium
Dr. Krithi Karanth has been involved in scientific research and conservation in Asia for the last 21 years focusing on the human dimensions of conservation. She has conducted macro-level studies assessing patterns of species distributions and extinctions, impacts of wildlife tourism, consequences of voluntary resettlement, land use change and understanding human-wildlife interactions. Her talk will focus on projects that have applied conservation science to understand and develop interventions addressing human-wildlife conflict, wildlife connectivity and education in India. She will share stories from Wild Serve, which services more than half a million people and has helped 13,500 families file and receive compensation for wildlife losses from government; Wild Kaapi, a wildlife friendly certification program that launched the world’s first wildlife friendly coffee company; and Wild Shale, a conservation education program being implemented in 300 schools in rural India.
Karanth is Chief Conservation Scientist and Director at the Centre for Wildlife Studies, Explorer with National Geographic Society, Adjunct Faculty at Duke University and the National Centre for Biological Sciences. She has published more than 90 scientific and popular articles and has served on the editorial boards of the journals Conservation Biology, Conservation letters and Frontiers in Ecology and Environment. She has mentored over 120 young scientists and engaged more than 500 citizens science volunteers. In April 2019, she will receive the WINGS Women of Discovery Award for Conservation.
Dr. Karanth will both sound the alarm and suggest practical strategies and a new and unified vision to advance conservation in the present and future, as part of the Howard H. Baker Center’s Energy and Environment Forum.
This event is free and open to the public. Guest may park in the Vol Hall Garage (1545 White Avenue Garage) at no cost by requesting a voucher from the Baker Center’s staff at the event. Directions to the Baker Center can be found here.