Free Discovery Lecture - Wildlife Trafficking
Fri Apr 07 2023 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pmUTC-07:00
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium | San Pedro, CA
About this Event
Wildlife Trafficking, Why Zoos Matter
Presented by Beth Schaefer, Los Angeles Zoo
Wildlife trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar industry that is the fourth most profitable transnational crime behind drug, weapons and human trafficking. It has a massive impact on species that are already threatened or endangered and often has a severe negative affect on people living and working in the regions that the wildlife is stolen from. The LA Zoo has been assisting with the confiscations of animals caught in the wildlife trafficking trade since its beginnings in the 1960’s. This presentation will delve further into what the LA Zoo and Aquariums like the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium are doing to help stop wildlife trafficking and its global effects.
Beth Schaefer is the Director of Animal Programs at the LA Zoo. Her career has allowed her to see many fascinating and far flung regions of the globe. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experiences with fellow Angelenos and explorers of this planet, whether that exploration is trekking through a desert, trekking around the zoo or imagining a future trek while attending a talk.
Where is it happening?Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M White Drive, San Pedro, United States
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