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Jan
14
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Jan
14
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Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to HopeArt :: Photography also Education :: Environment
Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope
7:00 PM
University of Montana
Description:
On January 14th at 7pm, David Moskowitz, expert wildlife tracker, photographer, and author of the new book Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope (November 2018, Braided River) will present a multimedia event at The UC Theater at University Of Montana, the first stop on his “Heartbreak to Hope Book Tour.”
Join him for a unique multimedia journey into the tragically endangered world of endangered mountain caribou, their home in the world's largest last remaining inland temperate rainforest, and the critical human choices that will ultimately decide the fate of this stunning ecosystem.
The evening will include a multimedia presentation, a screening of the short film “The Last Stand,” and a Q&A and book signing. The event is sponsored by Yellowstone to Yukon, and University of Montana’s Wildlife Biology Program, W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, the UM School of Journalism, and nonprofit publisher Braided River. David Moskowitz will be joined by Mark Hebblewhite, a University of Montana Professor in the Wildlife Biology Program at the Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences.
View the film trailer for “A Last Stand” here: https://caribourainforest.org/film/
David and a small team of adventurers have been tracking down these rare creatures and documenting the stunning world they call home. One particular focus of his photography was the Selkirk herd—the last remaining herd of woodland Caribou in the United States, which in the winter of 2018 was moved to British Columbia, after the herd dwindled to just two animals and was deemed “functionally extinct.”
Join him in a discussion on the failure of agencies in the U.S. and Canada to regulate industrial resource extraction effectively, honor the treaty rights of indigenous peoples, and protect the integrity of the natural systems of this region—and what we can do now to help support this critically endangered habitat.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR DAVID MOSKOWITZ
A professional wildlife tracker, photographer, and educator based in northcentral Washington State, DAVID MOSKOWITZ is the photographer and author of two other books, Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest and Wolves in the Land of Salmon. His photography and writing have appeared in numerous other books and publications. David holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and outdoor education from Prescott College. Certified as a track and sign specialist, trailing specialist, and senior tracker through CyberTracker Conservation, he is an evaluator for this rigorous international professional certification program. More at www.CaribouRainforest.org
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: University of Montana
Address: 32 Campus Drive, UC Theatre Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: (406) 243-6880

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