Keeping It Wild: The Future of Wildlife Conservation
February 4, 2013 ~ Los Angeles, CA (Register and more information)
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Dr. Alex Travis (Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology & Wildlife Conservation) of the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine's Baker Institute for Animal Health is at the forefront of wildlife conservation, thanks to his comprehensive approach to preserving genetic diversity. He is developing cutting-edge techniques to assisted reproduction in animals ranging from elephants to cheetahs to our very own dogs and cats. His current work to develop new stem cell technologies promises to preserve the breeding potential of animals while they are young, providing the genetic foundation for rare and endangered species to avoid extinction. In work that benefits many species, Dr. Travis is also developing new techniques like embryo freezing for "frozen zoos," which already successfully resulted in the birth of a puppy named Klondike.
Please join us to hear more about the future of wildlife conservation and preservation of genetic diversity of animals from elephants to puppies!
Please join us to hear more about the future of wildlife conservation and preservation of genetic diversity of animals from elephants to puppies! Cornell alumni and friends also have the opportunity to learn more about how our host, the STAR Eco Station environmental science museum and exotic wildlife rescue center, is also advancing preservation through education. Don’t miss the hands-on tour of rescued alligators, bobcats, parrots and more beginning at 5:30!
5:30 PM: Guided Tour
6:30 PM: Pre-reception
7:00 PM: Presentation followed by Q&A
7:45 PM: Reception
8:30 PM: Event Concludes
Cost: $20 per person
Questions? Contact: Luanne M. Prosperi Stefanucci
About our speaker:
Dr. Alex Travis is a veterinarian and research scientist working to promote wildlife conservation in both zoos and in the wild. Taking a comprehensive approach to conservation, he also works on the connections between human poverty and hunger, working toward solutions utilizing sustainable agriculture to preserve wildlife and ecosystems.
Dr. Travis is the Director of the Cornell Center for Wildlife Conservation, an initiative uniting wildlife conservation activities across Cornell. He is also the current Chair of the Faculty Advisory Board of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.