Hayward Sustainability Speaker Series: Cheetahs and Humans: Sharing a Landscape
In the last 100 years, over 90% of the cheetah population has been lost. This icon of speed has been fast racing toward extinction. The problem? People. Farmers kill cheetahs who threaten livestock. Dr. Laurie Marker witnessed this tension first-hand and founded the Cheetah Conservation Fund in 1990 in Namibia. With a unique approach that combines empowering farmers to harness the economic value of predators, to create new revenue streams, to protect their livestock through the use of guard dogs and non-lethal means, and to increase productivity and improve livestock management, the cheetah population in Namibia has stabilized at roughly 7,500 individuals.The Cheetah Conservation Fund has demonstrated that predators, people and livestock can peacefully co-exist. Join us for this truly inspiring talk by Dr. Laurie Marker.
Cheetahs and Humans: Sharing a Landscape
Dr. Laurie Marker
Monday, October 9, 2017
McGowan Building, Room 102
411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Event is free. No registration required.