More highlights from the 2009 National Geographic Explorers Symposium:
- Filmmakers and National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert spoke of a partnership with the Maasai in southeastern Kenya, where fewer than 200 lions survive, that has reduced lion deaths from 40 a year to one in the last 18 months, of the shooting of Botswana‘s last black rhino, and of a reintroduction program that has restored them to the wild.
- Ethnobotanist and Nat Geo Emerging Explorer Grace Gobbo praised officials in Tanzania for recognizing a legacy of poor conservation outcomes where local communities were not involved, and for restoring management authority to communities.
- Nat Geo Emerging Explorer and Conservationist Shafqat Hussain described an insurance program that compensates herders in Pakistan‘s Himalaya for lost livestock, and the return of a trapped snow leopard to the wild.
More to explore…
- National Geographic Museum: Lions and Leopards: The Work of Dereck and Beverly Joubert
- National Geographic Book and DVD: Relentless Enemies by Beverly and Dereck Joubert
- National Geographic News: Leopard Pictures: Rare Snow Cats Caught by Camera Traps
National Geographic Magazine: Snow Leopards