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Monday, October 3 • 9:40am - 10:00am
Women Who Save Wildlife | Spectacled Bear Conservation
Spectacled bears are the only bear species found in South America, and their scarcity makes protecting them challenging at times. Spectacled Bear Conservation (SBC) works closely with communities in Peru’s alpine and lowland forests to preserve bear habitat and food supply. Habitat fragmentation is an ongoing threat, so one of SBC’s primary goals is purchasing land to connect isolated bear populations. SBC studies the biology and distribution of these bears to formulate the effective conservation strategies. They also provide conservation education and an alternative livelihood program to indigenous Peruvian communities to involve them in the conservation of this rare bear species.

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Robyn Appleton

President, Spectacled Bear Conservation
Robyn has more than 20 years of experience studying bears and other wild animals in the field.   She grew up on Canada’s west coast, spending summers in the alpine with her parents in search of bears. She has always been interested in bears, hoping to improve conservation practices... Read More →

Monday October 3, 2022 9:40am - 10:00am PDT
Blue Stage (Virtual)