NIAS Wednesday Discussion Meeting:“Science and Society: Boon or bane for wildlife conservation” by Sindhu Radhakrishna, Lecture Hall, 0930 hrs

NIAS Wednesday Discussion

Topic: “Science and Society: Boon or bane for wildlife conservation”

Speaker: Sindhu Radhakrishna

Professor and Dean, School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, NIAS


Date: 14th December, 2016

Time: 9.30 am

Venue: JRD Tata Auditorium, NIAS

All are cordially invited

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Abstract:  The practice of wildlife conservation rests on the twin pillars of society and science, but how have science and society impacted wildlife conservation? Debates surrounding current conservation practices, particularly in the developing countries, suggest that polarised opinions regarding the role of science and society in wildlife conservation hinder the establishment of effective and stable conservation practices. In this talk I will explore the challenges involved in implementing wildlife conservation in the third world, in establishing consensus over wildlife management practices and the ‘battles over nature’ that have emerged as an integral part of life in recent times.

About the Speaker: Dr. Sindhu Radhakrishna obtained her PhD from Mysore University. She joined NIAS on 1st September 2002. Her most significant research contribution is thestudy on non-human primates contributing to significant understanding of human sociality. Dr. Sindhu Radhakrishna holds a master's degree in psychology and a doctorate in animal behaviour.  Her Research Interests are in the fields of primatology, behavioral ecology and conservation biology, and her work has focused on gaining a better understanding of social behaviour and communication in nocturnal primates. She was awarded the INSA Young Scientist's Award in recognition of the significance of her doctoral research on the behaviourial ecology of the Slender loris, a nocturnal primate found in southern India.



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Wednesday, December 14, 2016