Conservation Conversations: African Elephants with Kate Evans
Did you know? Elephants are ecosystem shapers as they knock down trees and open up bushy areas. Unfortunately the population is decreasing and 70-85% of the population relies on land outside of protected areas leading to human-wildlife conflict.
Committed to protecting the endangered African elephant through research and education, Elephants for Africa is working towards human-wildlife coexistence. Conducting research to understand the ecological and social requirement of this species, Elephants for Africa seeks to use this information in the context of human-wildlife conflict. Kate Evans, the Founder & Director of Elephants for Africa, will highlight key factors for their success including gathering data to better understand the occurrence of human-wildlife conflict and the importance of education programs to develop conservation leaders and empower local communities.
*Event proceeds will benefit Elephants for Africa!
Meet some animal ambassadors at our Zoo Miami entrance at 6:30pm!