"Conservation can only be sustainable if we address local people’s needs and this can be done more efficiently if we improve women’s lives"

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“..Working with some of the poorest communities, which were often plagued by wildlife attacks and the difficult task of crop-raising. But where others may see only the glaring poverty that exists in such places, Dr. Garnier saw more — the strength of communal life, the pillars of society, rich biodiversity and the exceptional natural resources of the area that required protection. Thus began a revolutionary model with an holistic approach toward helping these communities in a way that preserved the core of their identity and empowered them to care for the ecosystem upon which they relied. ”

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Thursday, September 6th 2018

OCT at the Animal Intelligence Université d'été

Acknowledging and building upon the holistic vision that indigenous local communities have of their environment is key to achieving conservation objectives. OCT co-founder Dr Julie Garnier presented a talk on animal intelligence through this integrated vision at the Université d'Et&ea… Full Story...
Wednesday, January 17th 2018

Massive die-off of 200,000 saiga antelope in Kazakhstan likely to be associated with changing climate.

After the tragic die-off of more than 200,000 saiga antelopes 3 years ago in Kazakhstan, Prof. R. Kock and a multi-disciplinary team of scientists diagnosed fatal hemorrhagic septicemia, or fatal blood poisoning caused by Pasteurella multocida type B bacteria. Statistical modeling suggests that hig… Full Story...

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