Predator Panel

Predator Panel with Wolf Haven International,
Cheetah Conservation Fund and Karelian Bear Dog

May 1, 2014 5:30pm – Olympia, WA

Experts from Wolf Haven InternationalCheetah Conservation Fund and the Karelian Bear Dog Program will host a panel discussion on the role of top predators in the landscape.
This is a unique opportunity to hear specialists in their field in a compelling conversation about animals that both fascinate and frighten us: wolves, cheetahs,  and bears. The panel will be fielded by Diane Gallegos, executive director at Wolf Haven, Dr. Laurie Marker, founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and Bruce Richards of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Karelian Bear Dog program.
About Wolf Haven:
Wolf Haven International is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to conserve and protect wolves and their habitat. For more than 30 years, Wolf Haven has provided sanctuary to 170 captive-born wolves, offered educational programs about wolves and wildlife and advocated for wolf restoration in the wild.
About CCF:
CCF’s conservation operations are headquartered in Namibia, which has the largest portion of the world’s 10,000 remaining cheetahs. CCF’s programs include its celebrated Livestock Guarding Dog program, which reduces human-animal conflict by providing local farmers with Anatolian shepherd and Kangal dogs as an alternative way to protect their livestock and livelihood from predation.
The primary purpose for WA Department of Fish and Wildlife acquiring Karelian Bear Dogs is to help resolve the many bear-human conflicts that occur in our state and reduce the number of bears that have to be lethally removed. Many successes have been documented in re-training bears to avoid humans through the use of specialized dogs.

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