Friday, April 7 at 3:35pm to 5:00pm
In person: Guggenheim Geography, 205
1475 Central Campus Mall, Boulder, CO 80309
PhD Candidate, Sociocultural & School of the Environment
Livestock depredation by snow leopards and other large carnivores is a significant concern for wildlife conservationists seeking harmonious coexistence in China’s Sanjiangyuan National Park. Gao Yufang studies the interactions between snow leopards and Tibetan herders and the perspectives of Tibetan Buddhist monks and Han Chinese conservationists on coexistence. From 2019 to 2021, he conducted 30-month ethnographic and ecological fieldwork in Nyanpo Yutse, one of the core zones of Sanjiangyuan. In this talk, he will share his preliminary findings, focusing on the cultural dimension of human-wildlife coexistence.
Co-Sponsored by the Geography Department. Free and Open to the Public.