Lions and Tigers and Bears! Pioneers of Landscape-Scale Conservation

Date: 

Monday, December 20, 2010, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Online Webinar

This free event is a webinar and takes place online. 

About the Webinar
This Webinar is the next in a series hosted by the Conservation Finance Forum (with assistance from the Government Innovators Network), highlighting several topics of keen interest to the U.S. and international conservation communities.

Gary Tabor, Director of the Center for Large Landscape Conservation in Bozeman, Montana, will talk about an initiative that aims to protect bear habitat in the subcontinental region stretching from Yellowstone to the Yukon.

Philip Nyhus, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, will talk about a recent meeting hosted in St. Petersburg, Russia by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and the Government of the Russian Federation, where thirteen “tiger range” countries agreed on a cross-continental agenda for tiger conservation.

Rob Lilieholm, E.L. Giddings Associate Professor of Forest Policy at the University of Maine in Orono, will talk about Africa and computer models that forecast the future of such iconic open spaces as Nairobi National Park in Kenya, where lions and wildebeests roam freely.

Jim Levitt, Director of the Program on Conservation Innovation at Harvard Forest, will moderate this session. Ample time will be allocated for audience Q&A.