During this episode of the Conservation Cast, Maya had the unique opportunity to speak with Ph.D Candidate, Imogene Cancellare. Cancellare is a conservation biologist and landscape geneticist who utilizes molecular tools to study the relationship between wildlife and the landscapes they inhabit. Imogene is currently studying snow leopards across high Asia, using fecal DNA to investigate the evolutionary history, functional connectivity, and population dynamics of these rare and elusive cats. The duo discussed how Cancellare's research allows for better-informed conservation decisions and her media presence as an established science communicator has made her a powerful advocate for supporting scientists of all backgrounds.
Maya’s community raised $1005 for Panthera, the only organization in the world dedicated to protecting all 40 of the world’s big cat species.