SVF Foundation

SVF Lecture Series

SVF Conference Room

SVF Lecture Series

The SVF Lecture Series features topics pertaining to local farming systems, sustainable agriculture and conservation.

These events are free to the public and held at Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Avenue, Newport, RI.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please contact Kate Rowles at or (401) 848-7229 ext. 10 to register.

Mark your calendar:

August 5, 2014 7:00-8:00 PM

"Health Challenges for Wild Gorillas in Central Africa"

Presented by Christopher Whittier, DVM, PhD

Veterinary medicine is a valuable tool in conservation and management efforts with wildlife, and especially for endangered species like great apes.  Tufts professor Dr. Chris Whittier was formerly one of the Gorilla Doctors working with mountain gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda, and Congo, and has more recently been applying his expertise to groups of critically endangered western lowland gorillas in the Central African Republic.  Dr. Whittier will share some of his unique experiences working to save this endangered species, and explain the challenges that gorillas still face in the wild.

Please check back soon for additional dates and topics to be presented in this ongoing series.

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