"My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors, but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish."
Sharing the Landscape With Dangerous Animals—Tiger Conservation in India
Dr. Barry Noon
Colorado State Univeresity
Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr.
Social Time: 7 p.m.; Program 7:20 p.m.
Across all nations and all environments—marine, freshwater, artic, temperate and tropical—large-bodied animals continue to experience significant declines in distribution and abundance. Tigers, which number less than 4000 individuals and occupy only seven percent of their historic range, are no exception to this rule. The largest number of tigers occur in India, a country with over 1.3 billion people and one-third the land area of continental U.S. How is it that tigers precariously persist in India but large bodied predator populations in the U.S., with far fewer people and much greater land area, continue to be imperiled? Dr. Noon will discuss research findings of his Indian students studying tigers, their implications for their long-term conservation, and contrast these with efforts to encourage public support for the reintroduce gray wolves to western landscapes in the U.S.
Barry R. Noon is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University. In collaboration with his students, his current research focuses on tiger conservation in India, the effects of energy development on imperiled species in the United States, climate change effects on wetland birds, and promoting biodiversity conservation on U.S. Federal lands. .
Join us on November 8th, 2018, to learn more. This program is free and the public is welcomed.