WEBINAR: National Geographic Explorer Luke Dollar
OAESA's free webinar series presents Luke Dollar!
In this webinar, National Geographic Explorer Dr. Luke Dollar recounts ups, downs, problems, and solutions from more than two decades in fieldwork, conservation, and education in Africa and the United States. The son of two teachers, Dollar grew up in the 1970s and 80s in the rural South with loves of both the classroom and the outdoors, and is happiest when both come together.
Dollar’s scientific research focuses on predators ranging from big cats to Madagascar’s largest carnivore, the fosa, and satellite analyses of their habitat. More than half of his overall efforts, however, are concentrated on grassroots education and sustainable employment programs for local people sharing space with Africa’s predators. Dollar’s efforts have not only yielded a trove of data on carnivore biology and behavior, but his programs have led to the development of scholastic and sustainable business programs benefiting thousands of local subsistence farmers and their children. He served as program director for National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative from 2009 to 2017 and is currently Bashore Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Environment & Sustainability at Catawba College and Adjunct Professor at Duke University.
ABOUT LUKE DOLLAR
Luke Dollar is a wildlife biologist coordinating conservation, research and development programs throughout Madagascar. He has logged more than eight of the past 21 years in the field there. Dollar’s scientific research focuses on Madagascar’s carnivores, specifically the fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox), and satellite analyses of their habitat. More than 50 percent of his overall efforts are concentrated on grassroots education and sustainable employment programs for the island’s rural human populace. Dollar’s efforts have not only yielded a trove of data on fossa biology and behavior, but his programs have led to the development of scholastic and sustainable business programs benefiting thousands of local Malagasy subsistence farmers and their children.
Currently, Dollar is the program director of National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative. Dollar is a 2007 National Geographic Emerging Explorer.
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Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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