Conservation Webinars and Film Events
2021 Films and Discussion
The award-winning documentary film, “Cries of Our Ancestors,” was viewed in a video-conferencing setting on 12 Feb 2021 followed by a panel discussion with conservation and human rights experts from Global Wildlife Conservation:
-Dr. Russell Mittermeier, PhD
-Dr. Genevieve Campbell, PhD
-Dirck Byler, MS
-Dr. Rebecca Kormos, PhD ES, MPA
2021 Conservation Webinar Series
Three webinars were presented virtually in Spring 2021 and addressed the complexities of impacts on primate conservation: a) the extraction of minerals, and effects on human & non-human primate well-being and biodiversity; b) roads & agroforestry that incise primate habitats and innovations to help primates bridge gaps; and c) the impact of primate hunting & wildlife markets on indigenous human populations. Recordings of the webinars can be found on the “Conservation videos” tab.
Photo credits: Bald-faced sakis (Pithecia irrorata), Tremaine Gregory; Common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus), Fernanda Abra; Bamboo lemur (Hapalemur occidentalis), Cortni Borgerson
- Mining and Risks to Human Welfare & Biodiversity (Feb 25)
- Organizer: Arioené Vreedzaam, University of Suriname; Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Suriname.
- Speakers: Kelly Boyer Ontl, Ball State University, IN, Senegal; Mrinalini Erkenswick Watsa, Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global, Peru.
- Bridging Primate Habitats (Mar 25) – Look for papers from this webinar to be published in Folia Primatologica!
- Organizers: Tremaine Gregory, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (Peru) & Fernanda Abra, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, ViaFAUNA, Brazil.
- Speakers: Anna Nekaris, Oxford Brookes University (Indonesia); Fernanda Teixeira, Universidade Federal do Grio Grande do Sul, Brazil; and Bibi Linden, University of Venda, Lajuma Research Centre, South Africa.
- Hunting, Wildlife Markets, and Food Security (Apr 8)
- Organizer: Christopher Shaffer, Grand Valley State University, MI (Guyana).
- Speakers: Cortni Borgerson, Montclair State University, NJ, (Madagascar); Carolyn Jost Robinson, Chengeta Wildlife, West & Central Africa; and Rosélis R. de Souza-Mazurek, Patrimoine Locaux, Environnement et Globalizacion. Museum National de Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (Brazil)