Lions, Tigers and Wolves of India
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Join us for a special presentation by Dr. Yadvendradev Jhala. He will be discussing India’s lions, tigers and wolves and their prey, as well as human-wolf conflicts.
Dr. Jhala is a faculty member at the Wildlife Institute of India. He is also a research associate of the Genetics Program in the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institute and is the IUCN wolf specialist for India.
Dr Jhala is a leading expert and influential thinker on aspects of human-wolf conflicts. His studies document cases of deadly wolf attacks towards young people in India. This severe form of conflict reached its peak in eastern Uttar-Pradesh in 1996. Cases presented and analyzed by Dr. Jhala are extreme examples of the challenges posed by predator conservation. His description of the socio-economic characteristics of affected human communities prompt considerations that often go beyond “traditional” conservation biology.