Lessons from Alex Dehgan on Warzone Conservation

Alex Dehgan of Conservation X Labs discusses his innovative and interdisciplinary work protecting wildlife at the Wilson Center. The 2019 event launched Alex’s book
The Snow Leopard Project: And Other Adventures in Warzone Conservation.

Check out Dr. Alex Dehgan from Conservation X Labs presenting his new book The Snow Leopard Project. Alex recounts his efforts with the Wildlife Conservation Society and Afghan partners to advance wildlife protection in war-ravaged Afghanistan, the habitat for the endangered snow leopard. At CXL, Alex and his team partner with an impressive array of public and private actors to use disruptive technology innovation and grand challenges to take fundamentally different approaches to conservation and biodiversity loss. Alex served as lead scientist at the U.S. Agency for International Development during the Obama Administration.

Geoff Dabelko, a long-time collaborator of Alex’s, was thrilled to chair this book launch at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Geoff continues to work as senior advisor to the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, the sponsor of the session.

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