George Schaller is one of the world’s most famous conservation biologists. Profiled in Peter Mathiessen’s classic The Snow Leopard, he has done research in 23 countries, spending much of his time during the half past century in the wilds of North and South America, Africa, and Asia. He has studied and helped protect species as diverse as snow leopard, tiger, mountain gorilla, giant panda, Mongolian gazelle, Tibetan antelope, and Marco Polo sheep. His scientific and popular writings number over 200 articles and 16 books, including The Year of the Gorilla, The Serengeti Lion, The Last Panda, and Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe. He is a senior conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society and vice president of Panthera, an organization devoted to the conservation of wild cats.
Schaller will discuss seven of his field studies that illustrate his research and conservation efforts on behalf of some of the world’s most beautiful species, from mountain gorillas and giant pandas to lions and jaguars. He will also discuss his long-term efforts to help protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and the wildlife of the Tibetan Plateau.
Free and open to the public. No registration required.
Presented by the Wallace Stegner Center.