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Sunday, September 24 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Landscapes + Corridors
Wild cats need to inhabit vast corridors or landscape to thrive. As our planet’s population continues to increase and human encroachment takes over more of more critical habitat, cats and entire ecosystems are fast disappearing. This session takes a close look at a few strategic interventions and partnerships devised to preserve existing habitat, expand remaining wilderness, ensure better land-use and infrastructure planning and reopen wildlife corridors.

Facilitator
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Joe Walston

Vice President for Global Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society
Joe Walston is the Vice President for Global Conservation, overseeing WCS’s portfolio of field-based programs across 60 countries in Africa, Asia, North America, Latin America and Caribbean, as well as the Marine realm and the Wildlife Health Program. He has spent 15 years living in South East Asia (Viet Nam and Cambodia), the Congo Basin (Gabon) and Southern Africa (Zambia) before moving to New York in... Read More →

Speakers
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Beth Pratt- Bergstrom

California Director, The National Wildlife Federation
A lifelong advocate for wildlife, Beth Pratt-Bergstrom has worked in Yosemite and Yellowstone, and currently serves as the California Director for The National Wildlife Federation. She leads the #SaveLACougars campaign, featured in the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, BBC World Service, the Los Angeles... Read More →
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Rodney Jackson

Founder-Executive Director, Snow Leopard Conservancy
Dr. Rodney Jackson, Founder-Executive Director of the Snow Leopard Conservancy in Sonoma, California, is widely considered to be the world’s leading expert on snow leopards. Having dedicated his life to protecting this rare and elusive cat, he considers his work on alleviating hu... Read More →
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Peter Lindsey

Conservation Initiatives Director, Wildlife Conservation Network
Peter works for Wildlife Conservation Network as their Conservation Initiatives Director and manages the Lion Recovery Fund. Peter studied at Oxford University and the University of Pretoria, qualifying with a PhD in 2003. He has now worked on African wildlife through conservatio... Read More →
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Leandro Silveira, PhD

Founder, Jaguar Conservation Fund
Leandro Silveira, is a Brazilian biologist with a PHD in jaguar ecology and conservation from | University of Brasília. A member of the IUCN cat specialist group, Dr. Silveira has dedicated | his career to studying the jaguar and its main prey species. In 2002 Dr. Silveira, together | with his wife, biologist Ana... Read More →
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Dr. Kim Young-Overton

Director Cheetah Program, Panthera
Kim’s career has focused on the spatial requirements of large mammals at vast spatial scales across southern Africa with emphasis on the consequences of human disturbances on their movements and demography.  She is currently leading the conservation of a habitat network for large carnivores across the vast Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area; the... Read More →


Sunday September 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Explorer's Room Jackson Lake Lodge