|When:||Thursday, , 18:00|
|Where:||The Royal Geographic Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR|
Tusk American Express
Conservation Lecture 2015
Money, Myths & Man-Eaters:
Big Cat Conservation in Tanzania and Beyond
Lions are one of the world’s most iconic species but they are in serious trouble, with only 10 large populations remaining worldwide. One of the most important of these is in Tanzania’s Ruaha landscape, which supports 10% of the world’s lions as well as globally significant populations of other threatened carnivores.
This lecture provides a fascinating insight into how Dr Amy Dickman established the Ruaha Carnivore Project (RCP) and developed an effective community-based lion conservation initiative, against a backdrop of poverty, tribal traditions and fears of witchcraft.
Amy, a finalist in the 2014 Tusk Conservation Awards, explains RCP’s work and achievements so far, and discusses some of the wider complexities involved in maintaining dangerous big cats like lions in an ever more human-dominated world.
Kindly supported by American Express, Painted Wolf Wines and Elephant Gin.
Lecture Only: £15.00 + Eventbrite Booking Fee of £1.48 (£16.48)
Lecture + Reception (Drinks & Canapes): £35:00 + Eventbrite Booking Fee of £2.58 (£37.58)
Doors open at 6:00pm - Lecture commences at 6:45pm - Reception 8-9pm
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