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Lion Conservation: Tracking Cecil, Herding Cats, and the Art of the Vuvuzela

This event is a unique opportunity to hear from the researcher who tracked and collared Cecil the lion, and broke the news about the famous lion's untimely death.

Brent Stapelkamp is a 38-year-old Zimbabwean born lion conservationist who has spent the last decade working on the Hwange Lion research project in Zimbabwe. Brent and his ten person “Long Shields” team track, dart, collar, and observe these lions in an effort to keep the prides inside the park, away from the local tribal cattle, and safe from hunters’ guns.

Brent is fully aware of the potential that hunting can play in the conservation of Africa's wildlife. However, after nine years as a full-time lion researcher in Hwange National Park, Brent has witnessed first-hand the detrimental effects of hunting on lions. He believes that this species is far too rare and sensitive to hunting for that to continue. There is now a grand challenge that falls on our shoulders collectively if we are to save Africa’s wildlife and Brent is ready and willing to play his part in that.

Join us for this special Thursday Night Lecture, and listen to Brent's exciting tales about working on the front-lines of conservation. He will also outline his work, including the methods and equipment used to track lions in Hwange, as well as his plans to utilize the awareness that Cecil brought to the world for the conservation of Africa’s ecosystems. Afterward, join Brent in a discourse about where we can take lion conservation from here.

To learn more, please visit the WildCRU website.

Date: April 14, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

Student Ticket Price:

$5 with a valid Student ID

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