On Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 7:00pm, Panthera’s Vice President and one of the world’s founding fathers of wildlife conservation, Dr. George Schaller, will give a presentation on his latest book, ‘Tibet Wild: A Naturalist’s Journeys on the Roof of the World,’ at The Explorers Club in New York City.
Dr. Schaller will discuss the content and creation of ‘Tibet Wild,’ including his three decades of exploration in the most remote stretches of Tibet: the wide, sweeping rangelands of the Chang Tang and the hidden canyons and plunging ravines of the southeastern forests. Drawing from his acclaimed book, Dr. Schaller will illustrate the daily struggles that he faced as a field biologist trying to traverse the impenetrable Chang Tang, discover the calving grounds of the chiru or Tibetan antelope, and understand the movements of the enigmatic snow leopard. In addition, he will explain the clash between wildlife and people that he witnessed as changes in the region accelerated over the years, including the development of more roads, homes, and grazing livestock.
Join us for this special event to learn about Dr. Schaller’s work with local communities, regional leaders, and national governments to protect the unique ecological richness and culture of the Tibetan Plateau.
This event is open to the public. Tickets are free for Explorers Club members, $20 for guests and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets are purchased with reservations, please visit The Explorers Club website to make a reservation.
Prior to Dr. Schaller’s 7pm presentation, The Explorers Club will host a reception with drinks and snacks, starting at 6pm. Visit The Explorers Club website.
Book sales and signings will also be held following Dr. Schaller's presentation.
More on Dr. Schaller and ‘Tibet Wild’
As one of the world’s leading field biologists, Dr. Schaller has spent much of his life traversing wild and isolated places in his quest to understand and conserve threatened species—from mountain gorillas in the Virunga to pandas in the Wolong and snow leopards in the Himalaya. Throughout his celebrated career, Schaller has spent more time in Tibet than in any other part of the world, devoting more than thirty years to the wildlife, including snow leopards, culture, and landscapes that captured his heart and continue to compel him to protect them.
Whether tracking brown bears, penning fables about the tiny pika, or promoting a conservation preserve that spans the borders of four nations, Schaller has pursued his goal with a persistence and good humor that will inform and charm readers. 'Tibet Wild' is an intimate journey through the changing wilderness of Tibet, guided by the careful gaze and unwavering passion of a life-long naturalist.
Learn more about Dr. George Schaller
Learn more about the snow leopard.
Read about Panthera’s Snow Leopard Conservation Program.