Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Seminar September 20th

This is tomorrow - sorry - but it looks very interesting. 4:00 pm in 201 Trotter Hall

A seminar by Craig Beech will be presented in 201 Trotter Hall (at the
vet school) on Thursday Sept. 20 at 4 p.m.

The title will be:

Peace Parks, AfricaĆ¢€™s great (un)divide: Using international
conservation to join regions and peoples
Craig Beech is the GIS manager of the Peace Parks Foundation, the
people behind the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas in
Africa, which joins countries in cross-border conservation efforts. The
countries involved include South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe,
Namibia, Angola, Lesotho, Zambia and others. This is a significant
development in Africa with far-reaching implications for conservation,
land use options, political science and geographic science,
international trade, and biosecurity concerns such as possible impacts
on important diseases like Foot and Mouth Disease. GIS was and is used
throughout the process of transfrontier conservation planning and