National Geographic

Livestream: Trophy Hunting and Big Cat Conservation Forum


Join conservation leaders from National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative and other experts on August 10, World Lion Day, to discuss big cat conservation and the issue of trophy hunting, a topic that sparked global attention after Cecil the Lion was slain by a hunter a year ago. Panelists for the event will include:

  • Amy Dickman, Director, Ruaha Carnivore Project, Tanzania
  • Jeff Flocken, Regional Director, North America, International Federation of Animal Welfare
  • Luke Hunter, President and Chief Conservation Officer, Panthera
  • Dereck and Beverly Joubert, Explorers-in-Residence, National Geographic and Co-founders, Big Cats Initiative
  • Craig Packer, Serengeti Lion Project


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