Mountain gorilla numbers are rising. Elephant numbers are crashing. Dr. Bill Weber will draw on more than 30 years of personal experience in African conservation to assess these dramatically divergent trends across the rainforests of central Africa, from Rwanda to Gabon. He’ll look at the role of parks, tourism and international trade in conservation success and failure, as well as the critical—but elusive—factor of local community engagement. The survival prospects for two of Africa’s most charismatic species lie in the balance. Dr. Weber is a Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholar at Yale. Book signing to follow.