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Book Talk: The Snow Leopard Project and Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation
Featuring Dr. Alex Dehgan, CEO, Conservation X Labs, and Chanler Innovator, Duke University
In his book, Dr. Dehgan takes readers along with him and his team through some of the most dangerous places in postwar Afghanistan as they work to establish the country’s first national park, complete some of the first extensive wildlife surveys in 30 years, and act to stop the poaching of the country’s iconic endangered animals, including the snow leopard. Dehgan will reflect on innovative approaches to advancing the environment and security in some of the most politically and ecologically fragile places in the world, while exploring connections between conservation and political stability. This talk will also consider the larger changes of the political landscape and evolving US positions towards Afghanistan, while showing spectacular imagery from Afghanistan that never appears on our TV or computer screens.
Dr. Dehgan will be available to sign copies of his book (also available for sale) after the talk.