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Monday, September 25 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Cats in the Shadows

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Start your day with an hour of innovation and come ready for inspiration and potential story ideas. Presenters have 8 minutes to share compelling discoveries and big ideas that the world needs to hear. Rarely sighted and difficult to research, this session presents seven amazing stories you have never heard from the world of small and rare cats research and conservation.


Special Presentation by Ravikant Singh - Binomial Solutions - Wildlife Tech Challenge Winner

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Luke Dollar

Wildlife Biologist, Manager, Big Cats Initiative
Wildlife biologist and National Geographic Explorer Luke Dollar coordinates conservation and research programs focusing on carnivore ecology, habitats, and preservation. While most of his own research is focused in Madagascar, he also manages the Society’s Big Cats Initiative, which has funded more than 105 fieldbased programs worldwide, covering big cat habitat worldwide encompassing an area more than 10 times the size of Wyoming. Much of... Read More →

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Anthony Giordano

Founder and Chief Conservation Scientist, S.P.E.C.I.E.S.
Anthony J. Giordano is the founder and chief conservation scientist at S.P.E.C.I.E.S., the only organization dedicated specifically to the conservation of the world’s carnivores (www.carnivores.org).  He holds a M.Sc. in Conservation Biology, and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology and... Read More →
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Murthy Kantimahanti

Founder and Lead Conservation Biologist, Eastern Ghats Wildlife Society in South India
Murthy Kantimahanti is the founder and lead conservation biologist for the Eastern Ghats Wildlife Society in South India. Murthy works closely with communities throughout the Eastern Ghats ranges, especially in unclassified forests where human-wildlife conflict occurs, monitoring mostly neglected wildlife like small wild cats and providing education and intervention... Read More →
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Ravikant Singh

Co-Founder and CEO, Binomial Solutions
Ravikant Singh is the co-founder and CEO of Binomial Solutions, a leading Indian IT solution and service provider which created "e-Eye®", a solar-powered surveillance system that monitors wildlife areas 24/7 and in all weather while its intelligent software flags suspicious activity and sends alerts in real... Read More →
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Rodrigo Villalobos

Coordinator of the Mitigation Human-Wildcats Conflict Program, Andean Cat Alliance
Rodrigo Villalobos, DVM, PhD candidate of Conservation Sciences at University of Minnesota, is the coordinator of the mitigation human-wildcats conflict program for the Andean Cat Alliance. He has spent 11 years traversing the Andes Mountains looking for and studying the Andean cat and other wildcats. His research is primarily focused on the human-wildcat conflict issue using interdisciplinary... Read More →
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Carlton Ward

National Geographic Explorer
Carlton Ward Jr is a National Geographic Explorer focused on the story of the Florida panther as a call to action for protecting the Florida Wildlife Corridor – a campaign he helped establish through two 1000-mile expeditions that mapped and connected conservation priorities from... Read More →

Monday September 25, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Explorers Room Jackson Lake Lodge