TITLE: Preserving Africa's Threatened Wildlife: Forest Peoples and Indigenous Knowledge
SPEAKER: Alden Almquist, Albert Lokasola
EVENT DATE: 12/13/2004
RUNNING TIME: 69 minutes
Alden Almquist, anthropologist and 2003-2004 Kluge Staff Fellow, and Albert Lokasola, President of Vie Sauvage, Democratic Republic of the Congo, discussed the wildlife conservation programs in Congo's Lac Tumba and Maringa-Wamba-Lopori landscapes. This lecture was cosponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Science, Technology and Business Division.
Speaker Biography: Alden Almquist is an anthropologist who has worked at the Library of Congress since 1985 as an Africa analyst and literary examiner. He received his Ph. D. in anthropology from Indiana University in 1985. His current work focuses on "Indigenous Knowledge and Practices as Resources in the Preservation of Wildlife and Biodiversity in Africa."
Speaker Biography: Albert Lokasola is a member of the Mongandu tribe and president of Bonobo Conservation Initiative partner Vie Sauvage, Democratic Republic of the Congo.