Susan Walker and Andres Novaro to visit University of Florida

By Felipe Hernandez

 

The working group of the Southern Cone Conservation Leadership Initiative is pleased to announce the visit of Dr. Susan Walker and Dr. Andrés Novaro to University of Florida. Both WEC alumni, they have lived and worked in the Patagonian region of Argentina for more than 20 years. Susan helped build and co-directs the Patagonian and Andean Steppe program of the Wildlife Conservation Society in Argentina. Andrés is a researcher with the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) and Director of the Patagonian Steppe Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society. He has studied the steppe wildlife and its interactions with people and worked with local governments, herders and ranchers, and hydrocarbon and mining industry.

Susan and Andrés will be offering two lectures at UF, included in the Bacardi Lecture Series Envisioning a Sustainable Tropics (The University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies & The Tropical Conservation and Development Program). Susan´s lecture is titled “Certification of goat & sheep fibers as a tool for conservation in the Patagonian steppe” (January 22 @ 10:40 am – Grinter Hall, Room 376). Andrés´ lecture is titled “Using science to set targets & implement actions for conservation in temperate South America” (January 27 @ 12:45 pm *during Tropilunch time* – Grinter Hall, Room 376)

Please, feel free to join Susan and Andrés. Light refreshments to follow the lectures.