Science and Conservation Day
April 27, 2013
Don’t miss an engaging day focused on conservation and research at Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, April 27, 2013.
The keynote address - Chimpanzee Futures in a Crowded World: Lessons from Western Uganda - will be given by Dr. Richard Wrangham and Dr. Elizabeth Ross. For 25 years, Dr. Wrangham and Dr. Ross have collaborated inside and outside Uganda’s Kibale National Park to promote a long-term future for more than a thousand chimpanzees and tens of thousands of people. Dr. Wrangham’s research team has worked with the Uganda Wildlife Authority to promote eco-tourism and protect the rainforest, uprooted thousands of wildlife snares and monitored the Kanyawara chimpanzee community, and discovered fascinating behaviors that are unique to Kibale. Dr. Ross’s Kasiisi Project works in 14 forest edge government primary schools supporting conservation through programs that promote excellent education, healthy bodies and environmental stewardship for nearly 10,000 children. Between them, they bring the message of wildlife conservation and hope to the next generation of a critically important growing population living in a volatile area containing some of the world’s most precious wildlife resources.
Following the keynote address, there will be panel discussions focused on studies within the Zoo and conservation in the field. For more information and to see the full schedule, visit www.franklinparkzoo.org. Please note: This conference is geared toward college students, older teens and adults.