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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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