Events & Meetings

General Information

Club meetings are the first Tuesday of every month except July and August at 7:30 p.m. at the Arnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin St., Arnprior (by the Fairgrounds). Guests welcome: $5 per meeting – Students welcome to attend for Free! Guests are also welcome on field trips and will be asked to make a contribution of $5 to our club. (Students are free.) Please register beforehand and always check this website for updates before heading out on a field trip. NOTE: If you join a field trip, be aware that other participants may take your picture, accidentally or intentionally. So the photo may end up on the mfnc.ca or other websites. It’’s a normal part of sharing field trip fun and information. If you don’’t want your photo used this way, tell the trip leader or the field trip coordinator at events@mfnc.ca.  

Event Information:

  • Tue
    05
    Nov
    2019

    Not so Alone in the Wild: People, Carnivores, and their Common Paths – A Yukon Study

    7:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON

    Our Presenter:

    Alberto Suarez-Esteban is a biologist by training and a passionate naturalist. He has studied a variety of topics and taxa (plants, birds, mammals), always with a focus on conservation and sustainability.

    The Presentation:

    Human-wildlife conflicts are one of the biggest challenges for the conservation of large carnivores worldwide. The Yukon Territory is no exception, as it combines sizeable populations of large carnivores and an increasing human population that loves the outdoors. Despite great efforts from different organizations, human-wildlife conflicts are on the rise, and more and more animals, particularly bears, are destroyed every year as a result. This project tries to understand how people and carnivores use the Whitehorse trail network with the ultimate goal of reducing human-wildlife conflicts and improving carnivore conservation. Along the way, we learned fascinating things about many wildlife species and their interactions with each other, with people, and with the environment.

    Biography:

    Alberto Suarez-Esteban is a biologist by training and a passionate naturalist. He loves teaching "Ecosystem and Environmental Change" at Carleton University, and he is developing an organic market garden called Nature's Apprentice Farm in Pakenham. Alberto completed his PhD in Spain and moved to the Yukon shortly after, where he worked as a researcher and instructor for 4 years. He has studied a variety of topics and taxa (plants, birds, mammals), always with a focus on conservation and sustainability. To learn more about Alberto, please visit https://sites.google.com/view/albertosuarezesteban

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