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Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 | noon – 1 p.m.

EnviroThursday and Biology Seminar - “Hunting Wolves Won’t Save Bambi and Other Conservation Insights”

Speaker:  Prof. Joseph Bump, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Some groups in Minnesota are calling for wolf hunting and trapping seasons to save deer fawns from being eaten by wolves. But would killing wolves save deer fawns?  Based on two decades of studying wolves, Prof. Joseph Bump will share ecological, cultural, ethical, political, and legal perspectives on the conservation of one of the most loved and hated large carnivore species.

Prof. Bump holds the Gordon W. Gullion Endowed Chair in Wildlife Research and Education and is Director of Graduate Studies for the Conservation Science Program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Bump’s focus is on the functional role wildlife species play—alive and dead—in ecosystems and how that applies to biodiversity conservation. He currently leads research projects in Voyageurs, Isle Royale, and Yellowstone National Parks, across Minnesota, and in Switzerland, Kenya, and India.

Contact: Ann Esson, [email protected]

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Sponsors: Biology, Environmental Studies

Listed under: Campus Events, Front Page Events, Lectures and Speakers


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