A Future for Cheetahs
with Dr. Laurie Marker
People have been captivated by the cheetah for thousands of years. Born to run and built for speed, the planet’s fastest land mammal sprints at speeds of over 60 mph. But the cheetah is also Africa’s most endangered cat, and has disappeared from 77% of its historic range on the African content. Over 90% of the world’s population of wild cheetahs has been lost in the last 100 years.
The race is on to save the cheetah. Join Roger Williams Park Zoo for an evening with Dr. Laurie Marker, a research scientist and conservation biologist recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on the cheetah. As Founder and Executive Director of Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), Dr. Marker has pioneered research, established conservation models and created cooperative alliances on behalf of the cheetah that had never before existed. Under her leadership, CCF has grown into a world-class cheetah research, education and conservation organization near Otjiwarongo, Namibia, situated on a 100,000 acre integrated wildlife and livestock private reserve.
Copies of Dr. Marker’s book, "A Future for Cheetahs," will be available for purchase & signing.
Date: Wednesday, April 13 from 7 - 8:30pm
Ticket price includes lecture & light refreshments. All profits will support the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
Pre-registration is required.