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Sunday, September 24 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
From Conflict to Coexistence

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Predators and humans have been in a conflict battle for millennia – from farmers and livestock, to urban dwellers, wild cats have always been feared and persecuted. How do we change the pictures of the past to envelope a new strategy and paradigm that encompasses a more harmonious co-existence?  This session will examine strategies from around the world that are making a positive impact, and creating new ways for humans and wild cats to live side by side.

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Ginette Hemley

Senior Vice President for Wildlife Conservation, WWF
Ginette Hemley, Senior Vice President for Wildlife Conservation, oversees WWF’s programs to secure a future in the wild for some of the world’s most endangered species.  Under Hemley’s leadership, WWF is designing and executing high-impact strategies for wildlife protection and species recovery, including community-based conservation approaches; eliminating urgent threats such as the illegal wildlife trade by applying new technologies and reducing demand; and mobilizing large-scale public, political, and financial support for long-term species and habitat conservation... Read More →

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Nilanga Jayasinghe

Senior Program Officer, Asian species, WWF
Nilanga Jayasinghe is a senior program officer at WWF and focuses on Asian species, particularly elephants, rhinos, tigers and snow leopards. She has extensive experience in species conservation in Asia, Africa and North America, and has expertise in human-wildlife conflict, strategic planning for conservation, protected area management, community-based conservation and capacity... Read More →
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Ignacio Jiménez-Pérez

Wildlife Reintroduction Program Coordinator, The Conservation Land Trust, Argentina
Originally from Spain, Ignacio has extensive international experience in conservation. He has coordinated research and management projects with manatees in Costa Rica and Nicaragua and with golden-crowned sifakas in Madagascar, worked on wetlands and protected areas in El Salvado... Read More →
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Daniel Ole Sambu

Predator Protection Program Coordinator, Big Life Foundation
Daniel Ole Sambu is an elder in the Maasai community, a natural leader and dedicated conservationist. He has over 10 years experience working with communities and partners to protect the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem and its predators. During his time with the Predator Protection Program he has helped significantly reduce retaliatory killing of predators, namely... Read More →
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Andrew Stein

Founder and Director, CLAWS Conservancy
Dr. Andrew Stein has been working in the field of African carnivore conservation for over 15 years.  He has worked with a variety of communities across East and southern Africa to mitigate carnivore conflicts with particular focus on leopards. As part of his work, he led the IUCN... Read More →
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Alexandra Zimmermann

Chair,, IUCN SSC Human-Wildlife Conflict Task Force
Alexandra Zimmermann is the founding Chair of the IUCN SSC Task Force on Human Wildlife Conflict, as well as Head of Conservation Science at Chester Zoo, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit of Oxford University. Her work on human-wildlife conflict has included elephants and lions in India, tigers in Nepal, bears in Bolivia, jaguars in Brazil and across Latin America, armadillos in Brazil, and fruit bats in Mauritius. She has developed several community-based human-wildlife conflict initiatives, led four UK government Darwin Initiative projects, and works with NGOs and governments to develop conflict mitigation strategies, particularly in South Asia and Latin America. She also supervises doctoral and postdoctoral research on various aspects of human-wildlife conflict around the world. She studied at the University of Leeds, the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, Harvard University, and gained her doctorate from the University of... Read More →

Sunday September 24, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Explorers Room Jackson Lake Lodge