In July 2015 the story of Cecil, a lion shot by an American dentist in Zimbabwe, took the world by storm. I'm here to talk about how trophy hunting affects conservation of African wildlife. Is it a vile and dangerous procedure, or can it be used for protecting animals? Let's start a debate!
Dr Joanna Bagniewska is a zoologist; she obtained her MSc and doctorate from Oxford University’s Zoology Department, and currently works as a teaching fellow at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Reading. Joanna is passionate about science communication and is constantly engaged in a number of outreach activities. In 2014 she won FameLab Poland, a science communication competition for researchers, and went on to receive the Alumni Award in the international finals of the event. She has co-organised the popular science conference “Science: Polish Perspectives”; more recently she has taken part in endeavours such as the theatrical Science Slam, science stand-up comedy for Bright Club Oxford and Museums Show Off, and TEDxWarsaw.
This event is organised in partnership with the Polish Institute in Sofia.