COMMON EARTH, Season 2 , Episode 1
Livestreaming 3/28/2023, 10 AM US Eastern Time
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Can habitats & environments be returned to their wild, natural state while taking into consideration the requirements of human communities? Join us for this Interview with Manoj Gautam, community-based conservation activist, former executive director of the Jane Goodall Institute of Nepal, and 2014 recipient of the Future for Nature prize.
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Local communities have enabled prioritisation of conservation of endangered species but now suffer because of the risk and damage brought by the Human-Wildlife Conflict. Manoj offers a prescription for preserving the balance.
A dedicated and innovative conservationist with decades of work in field conservation, research and advocacy, Manoj Gautam’s ability to mobilize global actors and unite communities for the common goal of conservation derives from his deep experience with nature and a personal drive to help humans and wildlife coexist.
In 2005, Manoj and his team collaborated with locals to set up Nepal’s first poison-free “Vulture Restaurant” in Basa-Basahi, Nawalparasi. Basa and surrounding villagers created a template for sustainable, community-led vulture conservation – but predictably, the initiative was co-opted and diluted by PR-hungry NGOs and domestic political interests.
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