January 27, 2017
3:30PM to 4:30PM
DASHERI (Southern laboratory complex - ground floor), National Centre for Biological Sciences
GKVK Campus, Bellary Rd, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Kodigehalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560065
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, GKVK invites you for a talk by Dr. George B. Schaller titled “Wildlife Conservation Across the World: A Sixty Year Panorama”, hosted by Dr. K Ullas Karanth, Wildlife Conservation Society – India, Adjunct Faculty, National Centre for Biological Sciences.
Humans are on a collision course with the biological limits of the earth because of wasteful environmental destruction. The speaker has witnessed this during his wildlife research and conservation work in over twenty countries for six decades. Yet, he says, we still have options to save the wonder and beauty of this planet, to become again part of the ecological community from which we have strayed. Mahatma Gandhi’s dictum “You have to be the change you want to see in the world” applies to everyone. In this talk he will provide a panoramic view of wild nature he has studied over his lifetime.
A brief bio of the speaker:
Dr. George B.Schaller, PhD, is a pioneer naturalist affiliated with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) for years (currently Emeritus Scientist) and later also with Panthera, two global organizations devoted to the conservation of wildlife. He is the first scientist to study several rare, charismatic species such as, mountain gorillas in the Congo, lions in Tanzania, tigers in India, jaguars in Brazil and Asiatic cheetahs in Iran.
In recent years he has particularly focused on the wildlife of China, among them the giant panda, Tibetan antelope, and snow leopard. His most recent rip in late 2016 was to the Nepal Himalaya to note changes in the Tibetan communities and wildlife of an area he had previously surveyed in 1973.
Please join us for high tea after the talk.
All are cordially invited.