Yale Himalaya Initiative

environment | livelihood | culture

Snow Leopard - Farmer Conflict and its Representation in the Conservation Industry

Event time: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
Luce Hall, Room 202 See map
34 Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven, CT
Event description: 

Shafqat Hussain is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Trinity College, Hartford, CT. Shafqat obtained a Ph.D. from the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Department of Anthropology at Yale University, USA in 2009. For his doctoral research he worked in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, looking at conflict between a local yak-herding community and the government forest department over the establishment and management of a National Park. In 1999, he started a community-based livestock insurance scheme against snow leopard predation in Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. He has worked for Aga Khan Rural Support Program in Skardu and IUCN – Washington as a Ford Foundation Policy Fellow.