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Tara Keir | Geographer and Investigative Journalist

February 28, 2020

12:00 pm to 12:45 pm EST

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Tara Keir | Geographer and Investigative Journalist

Tara Keir is a geographer, conservationist, and 2019 National Geographic storytelling grantee whose research focuses on wildlife crime and the poaching crisis in South Africa. A deep-rooted love for wildlife inspired Tara to focus her undergraduate studies on conservation biogeography. During a post graduate internship with National Geographic, Tara’s eyes were opened up to the world of wildlife crime, intertwining her love of wildlife and geography into a dedicated mission to combat the illicit trade. With her 2019 NGS grant, she is investigating the socioeconomic drive of income potential behind the rhino poaching crisis within Greater Kruger, South Africa. Through mapping, storytelling, photography, and art, Tara works to elevate the voices of the local rangers and individuals living alongside rhino who experience the effects of the illicit trade in rhino horn first-hand. While the current global narrative surrounding the poaching crisis often equates a 'war on poaching' with a 'war on poachers,' Tara’s work aims to explain the complex economic challenges and evolving syndicate tactics that drive local individuals to kill wildlife or become involved as informants in the first place.

February 28, 2020

12:00 pm to 12:45 pm EST

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