Hoboken Lecture 2019 in pictures
On 11 December 2019 more than 200 people attended the ninth Hoboken Lecture, featuring dr. Amy Dickman from the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit of the University of Oxford. The lecture was introduced with music performed by the Codarts Gentileschi String Quartet, and by prof. Hans Bauer. In her lecture ‘Money, Myths & Man-Eaters’, dr. Dickman passionately explained how her Ruaha Carnivore Project in Tanzania aims to conserve endangered wild lions in one of their last core populations. Working with local people and improving their lives by providing access to food, healthcare and education, and actively involving them in conservation of lions, she has had tremendous success and is now looking to expand her approach to other areas.
After Questions & Answers, moderated by Maarten Keulemans, the host of the evening, Kees Moeliker, presented the speaker the traditional token of appreciation: the cast of the first-ever hyena coprolite (a 40.000 year old fossil excrement) found on the bottom of the North Sea. The Honourable Peter Wilson CMG, British Ambassador to the Netherlands, concluded the programme. The after party was in the Natural History Museum Rotterdam.
We thank our audience and our sponsors, the Kunsthal for their splendid auditorium, and we hope to see you next year at the 10th Hoboken Lecture.
Below is a photographic report of the 9th Hoboken Lecture taken by Marten van Dijl.