03 Jan

Jan 6 - Explorers Club Lecture with Panthera Media Director Steve Winter and Journalist Sharon Guynup


On January 6, Panthera’s Media Director, Steve Winter, and environmental journalist, Sharon Guynup, will give a special lecture at New York City’s Explorer’s Club on the state of the tiger and the release of the new Panthera-National Geographic book, Tigers Forever: Saving the Worlds Most Endangered Big Cat.

Winter and Guynup will discuss tiger behavior and share powerful images and stories from the field portraying the world of wild tigers, the landscape and people with which they share their homes, threats facing the species, and the work of Panthera’s scientists to conserve the species through the Tigers Forever program – a bold initiative which seeks to increase tiger numbers by at least 50% at key sites over a ten year period.

Following the talk, Winter and Guynup will sign copies of the Tigers Forever book.

Register and learn more about this event.

Reservation Notes: Reservations are secured on a first come, first served basis. To make a reservation, please call 212.628.8383 or email reservations@explorers.org. The event is open to the public.

Member Ticket price: Free
Guest Ticket Price: $20
Student Ticket Price: Free to EC Student Members, $5 w/ a valid Student ID
Time: 6pm reception, 7pm lecture
Location: The Explorers Club, NYC Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021

More on Steve Winter:
Steve Winter is the Director of Media for Panthera and has been a National Geographic photographer for almost two decades. In his role as Media Director, Steve travels around the globe photographing and documenting the stories of wild cats and those working on the ground to save these species. Winter became a National Geographic Society Photographer in 1991, and has covered a multitude of subjects for the magazine, including Cuba, Russia's giant Kamchatka bears, tigers in Myanmar's Hukaung Valley, life along Myanmar's Irrawaddy River, jaguars in Latin America, and snow leopards in Ladakh, India. In 2008 Steve was crowned BBC’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his photograph of a snow leopard taken in Ladakh. In 2011, Steve also received the Global Vision Award from Pictures of the Year International for a group of 40 photos showing the front lines of tiger conservation, taken in India's Kaziranga National Park. In 2012, Steve received his second consecutive Global Vision Award from Pictures of the Year International for a series of 40 images made in Sumatra, Thailand and India that show both the beauty and natural history of tigers—and documents the conflicts between tigers and the people that share their habitats. Learn more @ http://www.panthera.org/people/steve-winter and http://www.stevewinterphoto.com

More on Sharon Guynup:
Sharon Guynup writes on science, wildlife conservation, and environmental issues. Her work has appeared in Smithsonian, Scientific American, The Huffington Post, the Boston Globe, BBC Wildlife, and Audubon, among others. She launched the State of the Wild book series analyzing the status of the world’s wildlife and wild lands, published by Island Press, and has taught in New York University’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Masters Program. Learn more @ http://www.sharonguyn.com