Weston Lecture: Wildlife Conservation in Chile: A Multidisciplinary Approach

The western side of southern South America harbors rich and endemic biodiversity along the narrow strip of land called Chile. The Humboldt ocean current and the Andean mountains allow unique species to thrive — mountain lions, guanacos, vicuñas and condors. Chile’s unique and diverse ecosystems are largely unknown, and are threatened by the country´s rapidly expanding economy. This talk will travel from north to south, showing how conservation science reveals problems and offers solutions that enable environmental protection and sustainable use. It will also include over 10 years of research by the Fauna Australis wildlife laboratory at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

ÁÁLatin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Program

The Weston Roundtable is made possible by a generous donation from Mr. Roy F. Weston, a highly accomplished UW-Madison alumnus. Designed to promote a robust understanding of sustainability science, engineering, and policy, these interactive lectures are co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Office of Sustainability. These lectures build on the tremendous success in past years of the Weston Distinguished Lecture Series and the SAGE Seminar Series.