PEI Faculty Seminar: Homeless and Hunted: Deforestation, the Wildlife Trade and Biodiversity in Southeast Asia
David Wilcove, Princeton professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and public affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute, will present, “Homeless and Hunted: Deforestation, the Wildlife Trade and Biodiversity in Southeast Asia,” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Guyot Hall, Room 10. Lunch will be served at noon in the Guyot Atrium. Wilcove is the first speaker in the Spring 2019 PEI Faculty Seminar Series.
Wilcove will focus on birds to illustrate how the extraordinarily rich fauna of Southeast Asia — from orangutans and helmeted hornbills to flying frogs — is threatened by deforestation and the trade in wild-caught animals for pets, medicines, trophies and trinkets. He will draw from his fieldwork in Malaysian forests and Indonesian bird markets to explore how ecological and economic research can be used to develop effective policies that counteract these threats.
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