The UW College of the Environment and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences invite you to the 2012 Sustaining Our World Lecture: All Together Now: Linking Ecosystem Services, Endangered Species Conservation, and Local Livelihoods, featuring Eric Dinerstein, Chief Scientist and Vice President Conservation Science, World Wildlife Fund.
When: Thursday, March1, 2012 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: Kane Hall, Room 220, UW Seattle
Cost: The lecture is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is requested.
About the Lecture:
Preventing extinctions, stopping deforestation in tropical forests, and linking conservation with pathways that improve local livelihoods in impoverished regions are all central problems in conservation biology.
Dr. Dinerstein will discuss an innovative approach to conserving species through the “Wildlife Premium Market Initiative,” a pilot project in countries rich with diverse plant and animal species, such as Nepal, Kenya, Peru, Thailand, and Madagascar. The initiative gives a market value to forest wildlife and makes payments to local communities for wildlife protection, thereby incentivizing engagement in habitat conservation. Learn how this and other game-changing approaches to conservation are helping recover large mammal species, such as tigers, and are giving local communities a source of income that can bolster their livelihood.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Eric Dinerstein is WWF's Chief Scientist and Vice President Conservation Science. An 18-year veteran at WWF, Eric is an innovator. He has led an unprecedented effort to identify every ecoregion on Earth and define the most biologically important species, known as the ‘Global 200,’ that guides WWF’s fieldwork in more than 100 countries. Eric has helped develop key strategies to protect a number of endangered species, including tigers, elephants, one-horned rhinos and snow leopards. Most recently, he has joined a team of tiger conservationists through the Global Tiger Initiative of the World Bank to help double the number of wild tigers by 2022. Eric obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in wildlife science from the University of Washington.
Click here for more information about Dr. Dinerstein.
Click here for more information on the World Wildlife Fund.