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CAS Initiative/Knowing Animals--STETTER

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 South Gregory Street, Urbana
Date
Mar 8, 2011   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Mark D. Stetter, DVM; Diplomate, American College of Zoological Medicine and Director of Animal Health, Disney's Animal Programs & Environmental Initiatives, Walt Disney World, Florida
Cost
Free and Open to the Public
Contact
Liesel Wildhagen
E-Mail
wildhage@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6729
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Humans Helping Wildlife

The public's awareness of the importance of nature and wildlife has never been so high.  Being "green," or environmentally responsible, is now a major focus in America and is growing around the world.  There are many examples of how humans are negatively impacting wildlife.  But how are we helping wildlife?  As a zoo and wildlife veterinarian, Mark Stetter's professional career has provided him with a variety of examples of how we are helping to save wildlife.  He sees three primary themes emerging in this regard.  First, there are many efforts underway which directly support wild animals in nature.  Second, we manage and care for a large and diverse group of captive wildlife populations.  Lastly, and most importantly, we educate and inspire people around the world to appreciate and value wildlife and wild places.

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