Short notice, but tomorrow at noon colleagues from my 2014 Mongolia trip will present a seminar on our capacity building work with the Mongolian Protected Areas. Following an overview of the potential for collaboration between Mongolia and the Greater Yellowstone by Dr. Cliff Montagne of BioRegions International, I’ll give a short presentation on the Mongolian wolverine work to date, where I see it going in the future, and how the listing decision has changed my own thoughts about the relevance of the Mongolia work. Also present will be Mongolia 2014 trip participants and co-presenters Kristen Legg and David Thoma of the US National Park Service, and Lance Craighead of the Craighead Institute. Needless to say, after many years of working in the comparative vacuum chamber of my own crazy wolverine quest, I am excited to be part of a great team working on the broader context of conservation and park management in Mongolia.
The presentation will be held at the Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center in Bozeman, Montana, as part of the USGS EcoLunch seminar series. Details are here. Hope to see you there!