Saving the tiger: innovation, tradition or both?
9 Oct 2012 – 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
This event has already taken place
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 how zoos can contribute technical expertise to help deal with conflict tigers.
Talks and speakers
ZSL's Amur tiger conservation work in Lazovsky Reserve in the Russian Far East (23.9 MB)
Linda Kerley, Amur Tiger and Leopard Project Manager, ZSL
Saving tigers in Bangladesh; a social marketing approach (14.1 MB)
Adam Barlow, East and South-East Asia Programme Manager, ZSL
How do zoos help save tigers? (11.1 MB)
Sarah Christie, Head of Regional Programmes, ZSL
Tackling the tiger trade: no rocket science required (10.4 MB)]
Debbie Banks, Lead Campaigner, Environmental Investigation Agency
This meeting will be chaired by Jonathan Baillie, Head of Conservation Programmes, ZSL
Further Information: please contact Megan Orpwood-Russell, Scientific Meetings Coordinator, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY.
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