John Seidensticker

Conferences

Conferences and Workshops Hosted or Coordinated

1979: "Endemic Species of Sri Lanka and the Accelerated Mahaweli Development Program Areas," a workshop, December 7, National Museum, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Co-hosted with R. Rudran.)

1980: "Research in the Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal: Progress and Future Work," a workshop, August, Conservation and Research Center, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution, Front Royal, VA.

1981: "Radio Telemetry Workshop," August 10-13, Conservation and Research Center, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution, Front Royal, VA. (Co-hosted with Mr. D. Beaty and Mr. S. Tomkiewicz.)

1982: "Radio Telemetry Workshop" June 8-10, Conservation and Research Center, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution, Front Royal, VA. (Co-hosted with Mr. D. Beaty and Mr. S. Tomkiewicz.)

1987: "Recent Advances in the Study of Carnivore Biology," February 26, Bombay Natural History Society, Bombay, India. (Co-hosted with J. C. Daniel, Curator.)

1990: "Sixth Meeting on Investment Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation in the Asia/Pacific Region," February 21, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

1997: "Tigers: 2000" Feb. 20-21, 74th Symposia of the Zoological Society of London. (Co-convener and editor with Sarah Christie and Peter Jackson.) Abstracts and opening and closing papers available at the Tiger Information Center. Proceedings published in Riding the Tiger: Tiger Conservation in Human-dominated Landscapes, Cambridge University Press, 1999.

1998: "The Year of the Tiger Conference: Securing the Future for Wild Tigers," February 10-12, (Served as chairman of the Save the Tiger Fund Council that sponsored the conference and a member of the organizing committee together with P. Jackson, H. Quigley, N. Sherman, D. Phemister, R. Tilson, and J. Ginsberg.) The conference budget was $275,000 with about 130 in attendance representing 18 countries, including representatives from 13 of the 14 tiger range states.

2000: "Animal Enrichment in Zoos," together with L. Stevens, J. Mellon, M. Sevenich. A four-day workshop at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.

2002: “Model for Success: The Save The Tiger Fund” organized and moderated panel discussion at the annual conference of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Fort Worth, TX, September 14, 2002.

2003: “Growing and Nurturing Conservation Leaders in Asia” a workshop organized with Tracy Frish and Eric Dinerstein held at the World Wildlife Fund-US.

1997-ongoing, yearly: Save The Tiger Fund Council annual meetings, organizer and host including one day seminars on “The State of Tiger Conservation Today” by the foremost scientists and conservation practitioners in tiger conservation.

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