Tusk Conservation Lecture 2018

Advancing Innovation in Conservation: A fascinating talk revealing the increasing role that new technology is playing in wildlife conservation

Ted Schmitt RGS

Tusk are delighted to announce that our Tusk Conservation Lecture 2018 speaker will be Ted Schmitt of Vulcan Inc, Paul G Allen Philanthropies.

Ted Schmitt (Vulcan Inc, Paul G Allen Philanthropies) will share his experiences working across Africa the past five years with protected area managers, anti-trafficking organisations, and scientists to effectively apply technology and data to Conservation Management. Ted will take you on a tour of the protected areas he has visited in 11 countries, introducing you to the people who use grit, creativity, and a bit of technology to sustain the remaining wild places and wildlife in Africa. 

Conservation Technology didn’t exist as such five years ago. Today it is a still nascent but rapidly growing field with a handful of dedicated technologists working closely with protected area managers to create affordable, sustainable solutions. Ted will share the challenges of applying technology effectively to conservation. He will explain why adoption has lagged and why there have been so many false starts and failures. The journey from paper note books to a full-fledged conservation data ecosystem is well underway, but far from complete. It is a journey we must accelerate to have the scalable approach necessary to meet the pressing challenges and threats to the wildlife we wish to save. Learn what it will take to get there and what you can do to help.

Ticket Prices:

Lecture Only: £15.00 + Eventbrite Booking Fee of £1.78 (£16.78)
Lecture + Reception (Drinks & Canapes): £40:00 + Eventbrite Booking Fee of £3.42 (£43.42)

Doors open at 6:00pm – Lecture commences at 6:45pm – Reception 8-9pm

Please click here to order tickets through Eventbrite.co.uk

Please call the Tusk Office on: (01747) 831005 if you require any further information. If you would prefer to pay by cheque please make it payable to ‘Tusk Trading Ltd’ and send to: Tusk Trust, 4 Cheapside House, High Street, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 4AA.

Tusk would like to thank Artemis Investment Management LLP for its generous sponsorship of this event, and Painted Wolf Wines for supplying the drinks.

Event Sponsors Artemis Investment Management & Painted Wolf Wines


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