Event Calendar

Monday, July 23, 2018

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5:30 PM
Adler Study - Room 514
Ethical NYC Board of Trustees Meeting
Ethical NYC Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 5:30pm
Adler Study - Room 514
 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Stoic School of Life - Seneca on Anger: The Medea
Stoic School of Life - Seneca on Anger: The Medea
Monday, July 23, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Topic - Seneca on Anger: The Medea

The School is inspired by the ancient Greco-Roman schools of philosophy. We will examine the theory and practice of Stoicism as a modern applied philosophy that aids us in navigating a world in some ways just as confusing and uncertain as that of ancient Athens and Rome.

Meeting dates subject to change.

 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
CANCELLED - “Slice of Life” Storytelling Workshop
CANCELLED - “Slice of Life” Storytelling Workshop
Monday, July 23, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508

Our four-part “Slice of Life” storytelling workshop series will culminate in a showcase performance for those trainees who choose to participate. Learn how to craft and share 5-minute true stories that will engage, inspire, illuminate, and entertain. Fee includes all sessions.

 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
CANCELLED - Speaking of Science - Ravi Corea: Saving Elephants by Helping People
CANCELLED - Speaking of Science - Ravi Corea: Saving Elephants by Helping People
Monday, July 23, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

NOTICE - This event has been cancelled.

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Speaker: Ravi Corea, Founder/President, Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society (www.slwcs.org)

The Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) is one of the most endangered mega-herbivores in the world and to conserve it in the wild is an enormous challenge.  The people of Sri Lanka had reverence for the elephant historically and even today the close bonds in Sri Lanka allow co-existence between nearly twenty million people and six thousand elephants.  During the last 50 years human elephant conflict (HEC) has developed into one of the biggest environmental and socio-economic crises in Sri Lanka.  Annually 60 to 80 rural people die of elephant attacks and around 230 elephants die due to the deliberate actions of farmers to protect themselves and their crops from elephants.  Loss of habitat and traditional ranging corridors forces wild elephants to raid crops and homesteads. 

 

The crisis is escalating every year and its magnitude can be assessed by the following data:  Between 2007 and 2016, elephants have killed 688 people and farmers in retaliation had killed 2,303elephants. In addition elephants cause an estimated US$10 million in agriculture losses annually - a substantial cost to bear for a population where nearly 70% of the people live in poverty and the GNP is less than $1500 per year. 

 

The Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society (SLWCS) has been addressing the resolution of HEC for the past 21 years.  The SLWCS has one of the longest operating participatory HEC resolution projects in the world which is the Society’s Saving Elephants by Helping People (SEHP) Project.  The SEHP project developed the innovative concept of fencing elephants ‘OUT’ rather than ‘IN’ protected areas.  The SEHP strategy is one of the most successful participatory efforts to resolve HEC in Sri Lanka and had won international commendations and recognition.  In 2008 the SLWCS received a UNDP Equator Initiative Prize, which honors community-based projects that represent outstanding efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.  Conservation Volunteering, Project Orange Elephant and the EleFriendly Bus are other pioneering efforts the SLWCS has established to create coexistence between people and elephants in Sri Lanka.