Pritzker Lecture: Conservation & Management of African Elephants

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Conservation & Management of African Elephants Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton Founding Director of Save The Elephants

Wednesday, June 12th at 7:00pm Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton's groundbreaking study of elephant behavior in Tanzania in the 1960's has paved the way for elephant research and conservation today. Since Save the Elephants (STE) was founded in 1993, its programs have expanded across the African continent to protect and study elephants in varying ecosystems, from the desert regions of Mali, to the forests of Gabon and Congo, to the savannahs of South Africa. Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton applies cutting-edge research to the implementation of lasting conservation solutions. Through the use of GPS collars, STE researchers are able to receive live information on the movement of individual elephants. This tracking data gives researchers valuable clues as to elephant motivation. It helps Douglas-Hamilton understand why elephants leave protected areas, where they go, and why they sometimes raid people’s crops. This information is used to develop wise land-use plans that establish protected corridors for elephants and minimize conflict with surrounding communities. Save the Elephants is the leader in the pursuit of high-tech conservation solutions which are combined with grassroots knowledge to secure a future for Africa's elephants. It leverages technology to help people understand how they can live together with the wildlife of the land.

Reservations: This event is SOLD OUT. Thank you.

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Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton's groundbreaking study of elephant behavior in Tanzania in the 1960's has paved the way for elephant research and conservation today. Since Save the Elephants (STE) was founded in 1993, its programs have expanded across the African continent to protect and study elephants.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 19:00
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06.12.13 Pritzker Lecture