Science Café To Feature Brian Badger, Cheetah Conservation Fund’s Director of Conservation & Outreach
GREENSBORO, NC — The Greensboro Science Center (GSC) is pleased to announce that Brian Badger, the Director of Conservation & Research for the Cheetah Conservation Fund, will be presenting a Science Café on Wed., Mar. 6, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The lecture, Holistic Conservation… The Past, The Future and The Balance of Nature, is free to attend.
Known for their speed and agility, cheetahs are one of the most endangered African big cats. The species has declined from 100,000 to fewer than 10,000 individuals over the past 100 years — a decrease of more than 90%. Cheetahs suffer from human-wildlife conflict, habitat loss and loss of prey. Based in Namibia, the Cheetah Conservation Fund is focused on saving cheetahs by finding a balance among the needs of people, wildlife and land. Their work has inspired a nation that once viewed this species as vermin to proudly claim the title, “Cheetah Capital of the World.” CCF’s work with conflict mitigation, as well as their education and outreach programs, are being replicated in other cheetah-range nations and serve as a model for carnivore conservation programs around the world.
Lindsey Zarecky, the GCS’s VP of Conservation & Research says, “The GSC is excited to host Brian Badger with the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Cheetahs are an iconic African species and yet one that is in decline. Successful conservation requires a holistic approach working with the species in need and the humans that share their habitat. CCF’s cheetah conservation work exemplifies this holistic conservation plan. As they say, it takes a village and we are looking forward to hearing about CCF’s village.”
A NOTE FROM THE PRESENTER
After three decades in and around the conservation world and a passion that stretches back even further, my aim is to enlighten people from around the world on the workings, aims and goals of front line conservation.
Born and raised in London, UK, I have worked on, coordinated and been involved with projects throughout Africa, Bangladesh, the Russian Far East and Europe.
My association with CCF stretches back around 16 years including working at the international headquarters in Namibia as Operations Manager for 5 years.
With a speciality in holistic conservation, I’m a passionate advocate for the practices that embrace the balance of the ecosystem with the collaboration and success of all stakeholders.
I have lectured internationally to schools, colleges, universities, zoos, public events and presented on TV and radio.
My aim is not only to educate, engage and inform audiences but also to entertain and enthuse them, celebrating the work we have achieved, are achieving and our exciting plans for the future.
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