Event sponsored by the Friends of San Pedro Valley Park.
Join us for our Zoom Webinar on Saturday, June 27 th at 4 pm. Dr. Tiffany Yap PhD will present “Wildlife Corridors” and the importance of habitat connectivity for native animals.
The lecture will take place online since the visitor center is closed until further notice. If you are interested in participating, an RSVP is required. Please send an email to email@example.com before noon on Friday, June 26 th . We have a limited participation capacity.
On the day of the lecture, an invitation to join the webinar will be sent approximately 30 minutes prior to the talk in order for everyone to be ready by 4 pm.
The lecture with Q&A will last one hour. Questions will be submitted in writing using Zoom. Q&A will take place at the end of the lecture.
About the program: Dr. Tiffany Yap will speak to the importance of wildlife corridors and habitat connectivity for native wildlife. She will discuss how all animals great and small, from salamanders to mountain lions, require habitat connectivity to maintain healthy populations. Tiffany Yap hopes to show how wildlife connectivity is important for both wildlife and people, and although much of our landscape has been fragmented by roads and development, it’s not too late to take action. She will highlight some of the projects the Center for Biological Diversity is working on to protect remaining natural wildlife corridors and reconnect fragmented habitats.
About the speaker: Dr. Yap is scientist and wildlife corridor advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity. As a member in the Urban Wildlands Program, she works to protect biodiversity and environmental health at the interface between
humans and the natural environment. Her inspiration to work on conservation at the urban wildland interface struck when she took a natural history class as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley. During one of the weekly field trips, she saw for the first time newts migrating to breeding pools in Tilden Park, just a 15-minute drive from campus. She immediately fell in love with California wildlife, and over time, came to realize the intense interconnectedness between natural and human communities. Since then, her journey has consisted of exploring how humans impact wildlife and wild places
and fighting to protect species and habitats. Prior to joining the Center, she studied disease in frogs and salamanders and the impacts of wildlife trade. Her work has been published in several scientific journals, including Science Magazine. She also worked as a field biologist, focusing mainly on amphibians, marine intertidal habitats, and fisheries. She received a Bachelor’s in biology from UC Berkeley as well as a Master’s in environmental health science and a Doctorate in environmental science and engineering from UCLA.