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Lecture and Book Signing at San Francisco Zoo
September 24, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wild Places, Wild Things Conservation Lecture
Cheetah populations have plummeted from 100,000 to 10,000 in Africa in the last century, and the world’s fastest land mammal is facing extinction within our lifetime. Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, has spent the last 25 years in Namibia, Africa, working to save them, and she has written A Future for Cheetahs to present the problems facing the cheetah and the many reasons to hope for its future.
The book is illustrated by rare and striking photographs of cheetahs in the wild taken by renowned wildlife photographer, Suzi Eszterhas. The beautiful photography will bring the reader literally face to face with the cheetah and its cubs. Eszterhas will describe her experience living in a camp in the wilderness to capture these stunning shots and what it was like to be up close and personal with the beautiful cheetah in the wild. Dr. Marker will discuss her work with the farmers and ranchers in Namibia to create an environment where humans and cheetahs can live side by side in peace, and how we can all be part of saving the cheetah from extinction.
This is a free event.