Date & Time
Monday, Sep 23, 2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium, 114
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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.