CANCELLED: Coexisting with Snow Leopards

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January 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

**This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather**

Human-wildlife coexistence is of growing concern on the Tibetan Plateau, where the environment and society are experiencing dramatic changes. The plateau is not only home to the Tibetan pastoralists and their livestock; it is also a habitat for large carnivores such as snow leopards. The Mt. Everest Snow Leopard Conservation Center in Tibet uses field surveys to estimate the distribution and population of snow leopards, conducting social science research to understand the human-snow leopard interaction, and measuring habitat loss in order to understand the state of this apex predator. Tracing his journey in the realm of conservation, Gao Yufang shares and reflects 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.


January 4
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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