The South Asian Studies Council Yale Himalaya Initiative presents:
Shafqat Hussain, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Trinity College: “Snow Leopard - Farmer Conflict and Its Representation In Conservation Industry.”
Shafqat obtained a Ph.D. from the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Department of Anthropology at Yale University in 2009. For his doctoral research he worked in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, looking at conflict between a local yak-herding community and the government forest department over the establishment and management of a National Park. In 1999, he started a community-based livestock insurance scheme against snow leopard predation in Baltistan region of northern Pakistan. He has worked for Aga Khan Rural Support Program in Skardu and IUCN – Washington as a Ford Foundation Policy Fellow.