Cheetah Conservation Fund
Speaker: Dr. Laurie Marker
Founder and Executive Director, Cheetah Conservation Fund
Time: 1:30:00 PM
Location: Hardin Hall Auditorium (Room 107)
Dr. Laurie Marker is a research scientist and conservation biologist recognized as one of the world's leading experts on the cheetah. As Founder and Executive Director of Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), Dr. Marker has pioneered research, established conservation models and created cooperative alliances on behalf of the cheetah that had never before existed. Under her leadership, CCF has grown into a world-class cheetah research, education and conservation institution situated near Otjiwarongo, Namibia, on a 100,000-acre, integrated wildlife and livestock private reserve.
Dr. Marker earned her DPhil in Zoology from the University of Oxford in the UK. She has published more than 80 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Among many other awards and honors, she was named a Hero for the Planet by TIME Magazine and has been featured in Smithsonian, National Geographic, Discover and The New York Times, as well as on numerous television shows, including, "CNN", "The Tonight Show," "Good Morning America," "The Charlie Rose Show" and "Today."