Social and economic dimensions of the bushmeat trade in Southeast Nigeria

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This presentation provides an overview of Dr. Vath's dissertation research which investigated the relationship between conservation behaviors and natural resource management. Specifically, how different stakeholders (hunters, men, women, and children) perceive natural resource conservation and how their behavior aligns with their conservation ethic.

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Carrie Vath is a conservation biologist with interests ranging from primate ecology, natural resource management, and human dimensions of conservation to gender studies. Carrie is a California native receiving her Bachelors of Science in Zoology from Humboldt State University; she received her Masters of Science in Interdisciplinary Ecology with a concentration in Anthropology and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology with a concentration in Zoology from University of Florida. She also completed certificates in Environmental Education and Communication and Tropical Conservation and Development. She has 18 years of U.S. outdoor environmental education, 13 years of collegiate teaching, and 12 years of international education (Caribbean, Central America, South America, Southern Africa, and West Africa) experience.