|SAVING THE TIGER|
|Wednesday, 12 September 2012 00:00|
I hope you will be able to join us for some of our upcoming events, details of which can be found below.
We also have an exciting collaboration with the Wellcome Collection in November - tickets will be free but booking will be essential, so please keep an eye out for info on how to book.
SAVING THE TIGER: TRADITION, INNOVATION OR BOTH? - TUESDAY 9 OCTOBER 2012
Almost all large predators are now endangered and the tiger is particularly at risk due to rapid growth of both economic development and human population across Asia. With threats including habitat loss and killing of tigers both for their parts and in retaliation where tigers have killed livestock or people, the challenges are immense.
This meeting will examine innovative approaches to long-term tiger conservation, including the use of technology to increase protection of tiger habitat, undercover operations to tackle tiger trade, a social marketing approach to help change people's behaviour, and a discussion of hoe zoos can contribute technical expertise to help reduce conflict between humans and tigers.
Sarah Christie - Head of Regional Programmes, ZSL
This meeting will be chaired by Jonathan Baillie, Conservation Programmes Director, ZSL
A dinner will follow this event and everyone is welcome. Dinner places cost £35 per person and reservations should be made before 5pm on Wednesday 3 October. A booking form is available here: Saving the tiger - dinner booking form.
PROTECTED AREAS: ARE THEY SAFEGUARDING BIODIVERSITY?" - Thursday 8 and Friday 9 November 2012 - ZSL Symposium
Organised by Lucas Joppa, (Microsoft Research), John Robinson (Wildlife Conservation Society) and Jonathan Baillie (Zoological Society of London)
Protected areas spearhead our response to the rapidly accelerating biodiversity crisis. However, while the number of protected areas has been growing rapidly over the past 20 years, the extent to which the world's protected areas are effectively conserving species, ecosystems, and ecosystem services is poorly understood. This information is essential for understanding the global, regional and national status and trends of the world's biodiversity and is required in order to develop a strategic response to the Convention on Biological Diversity's 2020 targets. It is also essential for assessing the overall role of protected areas in biodiversity conservation and identifying where protected areas need to be further integrated with other conservation efforts to achieve effective species conservation.
A better understanding of which protected areas are more successful at conserving intact wildlife populations, and which are not, will enable the identification of conditions and management practices that lead to successful protection.
This symposium will provide a synthetic analysis of the world's protected area portfolio. A key theme will be to identify components of the current portfolio: how is it funded, managed and monitored, and to ask how protected areas have performed from a biodiversity conservation perspective.
The symposium will also address how we can most effectively manage the portfolio into the future, and identify the new tools and technologies, including governance and financing mechanisms, necessary for ensuring effective biodiversity preservation within the global protected area network.
Registration is now open, please visit: https://www.zsl.org/science/events/protected-areas-symposium,594,EV.html for further details.
Full rate: two days or part days £140; one day or part day £85.
Student/ZSL Friends and Fellows rate: two days or part days £70; one day or part day £45.
Lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee and a three-course dinner with the speakers will be held on the Thursday evening; places at the dinner will cost an additional £40 per person.