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SCBI Spring Lecture Series

April 17, 2019 07:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Location: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Remount Road 1500, Front Royal, Virginia
Category: Seminar

 "Conservation Medicine — Saving a Species Through One Health" 

Speaker: Dr. Dawn Zimmerman, wildlife veterinarian, SCBI's Global Health Program

In the 1980s, the critically endangered mountain gorilla was on the verge of extinction with only 250 animals left. Today, they number at 1,004 — the only great ape increasing in the wild. This is in part due to a One Health approach veterinarians took to address the health and well-being of both gorillas and humans. Join Dr. Dawn Zimmerman, wildlife veterinarian at SCBI's Global Health Program, to learn about the saving an endangered species. The recovery of the mountain gorilla population is considered one of the most successful conservation efforts of the last century. However, the population is still in a fragile state, and conservation efforts must remain vigilant. This includes preemptive research, mitigation strategies and prepared responses to current threats. Smithsonian is working both in situ and ex situ in these capacities for the benefit of gorilla conservation — from capacity building with in-country veterinarians and assessing novel technologies to monitor health and well-being to researching potentially devastating diseases.  

This lecture will take place in the SMSC Dining Hall.

Journey with Smithsonian scientists and other conservation professionals as they travel the globe to study and protect species and ecosystems. Share in their adventures during these free science lecture series. The series is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so arrive early. Lectures take place at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.

For more information on this lecture series, click here.

Additional dates:

April 24 | "Rescuing Reptiles in Myanmar — Evaluating and highlighting the successes of Turtle Survival Alliance and Wildlife Conservation Society's Myanmar program with recommendations for the future," speaker: Matt Evans, herpetologist and assistant curator, Smithsonian's National Zoo - Reptile Discovery Center

April 30 | "The Elephants and Bees Project — Using Honey Bees as a Natural Deterrent for Crop-raiding Elephants," speaker: Dr. Lucy King, head of the elephant-human co-existence program, Save the Elephants

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