How We Save Jaguars with John Polisar, Coordinator of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Jaguar Conservation Program
Monday, June 16, 2014
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
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Dr. Polisar’s program unifies hands-on science and diplomacy with a broad array of partners to maintain a safe home for jaguars. His program spans sixty degrees of latitude, stretching from the southwest United States to northern Paraguay, covering both threatened edges of jaguar range and globally significant populations. Over 5,000 jaguars across more than 154,000 square miles are protected.
Since its inception in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, WCS and the City of New York have played an enormous role in wildlife conservation in the American West and globally. Dr. Polisar will describe how his team continues that tradition, delivering critical conservation efforts and measures for the greatest cat of the Americas, the jaguar.
Dr. John Polisar is the Coordinator of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Jaguar Conservation Program (JCP). After his initial field experience in Montana, Idaho and British Columbia, he was drawn south to the biological diversity and ecological complexities of the tropics. Obtaining graduate degrees from the University of Florida, he then delivered research and conservation projects spanning eleven countries across the Latin America and the Caribbean region.
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In conjunction with the exhibition Closely Knit: A Textile Analysis of Animals by Ruth Marshall In the Arsenal Gallery through June 20, 2014
Photo: Julie Larsen Maher
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