Conservation Lecture Series: Ashwin Naidu

  • Nov 3, 2013
  • 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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Join us Sunday, November 3 to meet Ashwin Naidu and learn about the amazing work and research he does for tiger preservation in India.

Indian appetizers and cocktails will be served at 5:00 PM and the lecture will begin around 5:30 PM.

Tigers in south-central India face immense threats of local extinction due to poaching, logging, encroachment of forestland and retaliation by humans to livestock depredation. As part of a long-term conservation effort with the Hyderabad Tiger Conservation Society, Ashwin has identified the belt of dense and open forests of northern Andhra Pradesh in India as a human-dominated landscape that is in urgent need of conservation education and resources for conservation. While working closely with the Andhra Pradesh Forest Department and local people, and using a community-based conservation approach, Ashwin and his team are enabling local people to tackle wildlife crime and mitigate human-carnivore conflicts.

As part of the Hyderabad Tiger Conservation Society (HyTiCoS) and the University of Arizona Wild Cat Center, Ashwin works endlessly to raise money for local people (who are mainly talented villagers living near forest areas in Andhra Pradesh, India) to move from depending on forest resources to pursuing careers in wildlife conservation.

Funds raised will also enable local people called ‘animal trackers’ to work on-the-ground with the Andhra Pradesh Forest Department and the HyTiCoS to combat wildlife crime, poaching, logging and other illegal activities in forest areas.

Reid Park Zoo is proud to support Ashwin Naidu through our teen conservation fund.

Tickets

$10 for Members

$15 for Non-Members

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