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Conserving Snow Leopards: New Approaches and Innovative Tools
Rodney Jackson, PhD Founder/Director, Snow Leopard Conservancy and Ashleigh Lutz-Nelson, Assistant Curator, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Presentation: 12:30 p.m. p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Osher Great Hall of the Lurie Education Center
Snow Leopards are among the world's rarest cats, inhabiting forbidding mountainous terrain at elevations of 10,000 to nearly 20,000 feet in the Himalaya. Dr. Jackson will share his pioneering approach to encouraging herders to value the snow leopard alive rather than dead, along with initiatives helping indigenous peoples in Central Asia restore their traditional pathways and connections to this powerful “totem” animal. One of these ways is a new partnership between the Snow Leopard Conservancy, San Francisco Zoological Society and San Francisco-based nonprofit organization, International Veterinary Outreach, which is working with local herders in high conflict areas to improve livestock health and husbandry through training to reduce the herder retaliation on snow leopards for depredation losses.
Recommended for ages 12 and above. Free admission to lecture. Questions: 415-753-7073