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December 28 | 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
The fastest animals on land, Cheetahs, are currently running the most important race of their lives: the race for survival. Kenya is one of their last strong holds in East Africa and is home to just over 1000 cheetahs living on mostly unprotected land, sharing the landscape with human settlements and development.
The organization, Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (ACK), is dedicated to conserving cheetahs through research, community education and participation and human-wildlife conflict mitigation. Join VINS to learn about ACK’s fascinating efforts to understand Kenya’s cheetah population as well as the specific techniques ACK has implemented in communities to decrease conflicts between cheetahs and humans. These varied grassroots programs run by ACK are all key to the long term survival of these iconic predators in Kenya.
To learn more about Action for Cheetahs in Kenya, visit: www.actionforcheetahs.org
Speaker Bio: Sarah Omusula is a second-year Master of Environmental Science student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She works with Action for Cheetahs in Kenya and is a chapter contributor to Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation: Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes.
Sarah has a B.S. in Wildlife Management from Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute and University of Eldoret in Kenya. She worked with Soysambu Conservancy Ltd. as an Education and Awareness Officer, where she initiated an environmental cleanup exercise with Primary school children. Sarah loves travelling and exploring new places and ideas, camping, and playing basketball. Through her work, Sarah hopes to inspire people to appreciate wildlife and support efforts to conserve them.
This event is free for the general public. A $10 donation is suggested.
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