The Great Ape Extinction Crisis
Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Sponsor: Office of Alumni Relations
The Tufts University Alumni Association is pleased to offer live webinars from Tufts faculty who will present their research and take your questions. Return to the classroom as we share the Light on the Hill with you.
Dr. Zarin Machanda
Zarin Machanda received her PhD from the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and is an assistant professor in the biology and anthropology departments at Tufts. Her research revolves around understanding the factors that shape the quality and development of social relationships among wild chimpanzees.
Machanda is the Director of Long-term Research at the Kibale Chimpanzee Project, an organization that for the last 30 years has conserved and protected the Kanyawara community of chimpanzees living in Kibale National Park, Uganda -- the largest density of primates on earth.
She is also on the Board of the Kasiisi Project, a community development organization in Uganda that works with over 9000 school children living around Kibale National Park.
What you'll learn:
- How the research team partners with the schools in the region
- The biggest threats to the apes' survival and what's being done to mitigate those risks
- What you can do to help with conservation efforts
Duration: 1 hour
- Presentation: 45 minutes
- Q&A: 15 minutes