An Evening with Rachel McRobb

April 23

Photo by Edward Selfe

7 p.m.

An Evening with Rachel McRobb
Chief Executive Officer of Conservation South Luangwa

Zoo Atlanta is proud to host Rachel McRobb, Chief Executive Officer of Conservation South Luangwa, as she presents Protecting South Luangwa, one of Africa’s most wild and spectacular National Parks. Conservation South Luangwa is a conservation partner of Zoo Atlanta.

The Zambian-born McRobb will share insights on protecting the wildlife of Zambia’s renowned South Luangwa National Park using community-based anti-poaching efforts, sniffer dogs and chili peppers.

The event will take place in the Coca-Cola World Studio in the Zoo’s Conservation Action Resource Center (ARC).

This is a free opportunity, but seating is limited and pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

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About our partnership with Conservation South Luangwa

In 2018, Zoo Atlanta announced a new partnership with Conservation South Luangwa to protect African elephants and other species impacted by wildlife trafficking and human-wildlife conflict. The partnership represents a significant step toward a goal of increased leadership in African elephant conservation for Zoo Atlanta.

Based in Zambia, Conservation South Luangwa is a nonprofit organization working to identify and prevent illegal wildlife trade using anti-poaching patrols, aerial surveillance and detection dogs trained to find ivory, animal skins, ammunition and firearms, and certain species killed for bushmeat. More than half of the people inhabiting this region of Zambia make a living from agriculture and natural resources, making human-animal conflict a major threat for African elephants and other wildlife when animals are persecuted by humans for exploiting crops. Conservation South Luangwa also has a strong focus on mitigating these conflicts by working directly with local people to safeguard their crops and livelihoods while engaging them as advocates for wildlife conservation.

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