McDonnell Center at River Camp, Saint Louis Zoo, One Government Drive
Admission is free
“From Dung to Demography: Using Noninvasive Methods to Study Elephants Inside and Outside Protected Areas”
Associate Professor Lori Eggert, Biological Sciences
Although protected areas remain the cornerstone of conservation efforts, there is increasing recognition that protected areas are often not large enough to protect all species or to sustain populations. Conservation of species outside parks requires understanding and addressing anthropogenic threats and issues not found inside parks. Eggert’s study of elephants outside traditional protected areas in southern Kenya illustrates the challenges and benefits of conserving highly social species that have large home ranges in an increasingly human-dominated environment.
Saint Louis Zoo CEO Jeffrey Bonner, BA '75 anthropology, will be our special guest. Bonner was featured in our most-recent issue of Mosaics magazine.
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