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HBC's May meeting: A Botswana Wildlife Safari Adventure, with Dr. Curt Griffin!

  • May 14, 2024
  • 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Wesley United Methodist Church, Hadley MA

Come experience a camping safari to Botswana with its spectacular wildlife, including Moremi Game Reserve and the world-famous Okavango Delta with its large numbers of hippos, crocodiles, and over 400 bird species. Visit the vast flat grassland plains of Savuti with its abundant plains game, including zebra, tsessebe, wildebeest, giraffe and buffalo. Predators are also abundant including its legendary lions and leopards, as well as spotted hyena, cheetah and wild dogs. Next is Chobe National Park where large elephant herds visit the river daily to drink and to swim across the river into Namibia. The river also hosts large numbers of hippos, crocodiles, and African fish eagles.  Lions are common, hunting the large herds of Cape buffalo that graze the river floodplains. We finish our safari at world-famous Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.  During our safari, you will also learn about the world’s largest elephant population and their many conservation challenges.

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Curt has been working to conserve wildlife for over 40 years. As a Professor of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he has dedicated his life to conserving endangered species and teaching and training professionals in wildlife conservation.  His research and conservation efforts have spanned five continents, from his work with elephants in the savannas of Southern and East Africa to the forests of Southeast Asia and India, endangered hawks in the Galapagos and Hawaiian islands, seabirds from Alaska to Hawaii to Maine, sea turtles in the North Atlantic and Caribbean, and wetlands conservation in Eastern Europe, South Africa and the U.S.  His conservation efforts extend from protecting open space in his small New England community, to helping state and federal agencies protect endangered species and wetlands, to helping other countries develop their biodiversity conservation programs.  Curt’s current research efforts with his grad students are focused on the ecology and conservation of Indian elephants, sea turtles, and whale sharks, and assessing the effects of climate change on wildlife. Each summer, Curt leads a group of birding friends, or at least friends who are patient with birders, to the wilds of Botswana.

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