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Presidential Dinner with Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld

For the Love of Lions: The Challenges of Conserving Africa’s Big Cats

Visiting from Tanzania, Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld of African People & Wildlife will share her passion for saving big cats. Interweaving her own story with scientific discoveries, Laly brings us to the forefront of African big cat conservation and the challenges of conserving these wide-ranging species among a matrix of protected and human-dominated lands. People, she contends, lie at the heart of any long-term strategy for keeping these animals alive and wild.

Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld believes wild animals and humans can coexist in harmony. With 20 years of on-the-ground experience in East African wildlife conservation, Laly specializes in human-wildlife conflict prevention focusing on lions and other big cats. Encompassing nearly 10 million acres of Acacia woodlands, bushland and open grassland, Northern Tanzania supports one of the highest large mammal diversities in the world, where wildlife still moves freely, unhindered by fences.

However, this landscape also represents one of the most challenging environments for ecosystem and open space preservation because most of it is on community lands. Saving this threatened landscape depends on the commitment of rural people who govern these lands, which is where Laly comes in!

Together with her team of 50 Tanzanian citizens, Laly developed an extremely ambitious, multi-faceted approach to rangeland conservation in this vast landscape through her organization, African People & Wildlife. They have enjoyed remarkable success.

Laly is a Distinguished Alumni of the Yale Tropical Resources Institute, a National Geographic Explorer and six-time National Geographic Big Cats Initiative grantee, an invited member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and a recipient of our 2016 Lowell Thomas Award for Open Space Conservation.

Date: Thursday, October 5

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Dinner, 8:00 pm Presentation

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

Member Ticket Price: $70

Guest Ticket Price: $80

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As this is a catered event, there are no cancellations allowed after Friday, September 29.

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