George Schaller: A Life with Wildlife: The Arctic, Brazil and Tibet

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George Schaller: A Life with Wildlife: The Arctic, Brazil and Tibet

Renowned conservationist and field biologist George Schaller talks about a lifetime of studying and writing about wildlife worldwide.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

George Schaller is a renowned conservationist and zoologist who has been called the world's finest field biologist. During his long and celebrated career he has studied animals across the globe, among them the giant panda in China, lions on the Serengeti, jaguar in Brazil, mountain gorillas in the Congo, and the wild sheep and snow leopards of Tibet and Mongolia. Early in his career, he joined an expedition to Northeastern Alaska that resulted in establishing the world's largest wildlife preserve, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Since then, he has spent most of his career in the field in Asia, Africa and South America where he has studied and helped protect some of the planet's most endangered animals. He has written over 15 books, including The Year of the Gorilla; The Last Panda; and Tibet's Hidden Wilderness. He has won numerous awards including the prestigious Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 1997, and been a prolific contributor of writings and photographs to National Geographic magazine. 

Sponsored by the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center for International Understanding.

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Lee McDavid

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