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“Coexisting with Snow Leopards: Experience from the Roof of the World” Presented at New Canaan Library by Gao Yufang of Yale
January 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
New Canaan Library is pleased to welcome back Yale University PhD candidate Gao Yufang, who will present a discussion of the issues surrounding the coexistence of humans and wildlife on the Tibetan Plateau. Yufang will speak at New Canaan Library on Thursday, January 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register for this program online at newcanaanlibrary.org.
Goa Yufang’s talk will address the growing concern of human-wildlife coexistence on the Tibetan Plateau, where the environment and society are experiencing dramatic changes. The plateau is home to not only Tibetan pastoralists and their livestock, but to large carnivores such as the beautiful snow leopard. The Mt. Everest Snow Leopard Conservation Center in Tibet uses field surveys to estimate the distribution and population of snow leopards, conducts social science research to understand the human-snow leopard interaction, and measures habitat loss in order to understand the state of this apex predator. Tracing his journey in the realm of conservation, Gao Yufang will share and reflect on personal experiences working with conservationists, government officials, and local Tibetan monks in the quest for human-wildlife coexistence on the Tibetan Plateau.
Gao Yufang is a Yale PhD candidate who worked as a conservation practitioner in Tibet since 2008. Prior to starting his doctoral study at Yale, he was Executive Director of the Mt. Everest Snow Leopard Conservation Center in Tibet, leading a team to study and conserve the endangered snow leopards in the Mt. Everest natural reserve on the border between China and Nepal.