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THE NATURALIST Ep. 1 with Dr H.S. Bargali | Sloth Bears [Video]
Vindhyan Ecology and Natural History Foundation have started an online talk series titled 'The Naturalist'. The talk series is specially designed to initiate conversation and understanding of vulnerable species, threatened landscapes, less-discussed conservation challenges, and innovative models of environmental consciousness in the Indian subcontinent. The online series will include talks by professionals, researchers, and civil society activists with significant ground experience in addressing a particular conservation issue. The talk follows a flexible format where the expert first talks about the issue followed by an interactive face to face discussion with participants.
The opening talk was delivered by renowned wildlife biologist Dr. Harendra Singh Bargali on 15 July 2020 at 7 pm (IST).
Dr H.S. Bargali is presently Deputy- Director of Corbett Foundation and Co-Chair of the IUCN Sloth Bear Expert Team. After completing his Ph.D. from Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun in 2003, Dr. Bargali has been working for the conservation of wildlife at the community, state, national and international levels. In addition to sloth bears, he has been working for the conservation of tiger, elephant and other wildlife by conceptualizing and implementing a number of activities aimed at human-wildlife conflict.
You can watch the talk recorded live here.