September 23, 2019

Operation Noah: Conservation, Development, and Colonialism on the Zambezi

Event Details

Date & Time

Monday, Sep 23, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium, 114


Julie Weiskopf
(509) 313-3602

Event Type & Tags

  • Global Impact
  • Sustainability

About This Event

Dr. Jeff Schauer of UNLV will be giving a public lecture on African wildlife conservation history. In 1959, conservationists launched "Operation Noah" to save animals threatened by the construction of a dam on the Zambezi River in central Africa. However, the simple narrative of good conservationists rescuing animals from dangerous development projects masked a complex picture shaped by the colonial politics, international interests, and racial inequalities that defined conservation in twentieth century Africa.