Rewilding the World
Join us for an evening with Paul Rosolie: naturalist, adventurer, author, and award-winning wildlife-filmaker! He is currently witnessing the risks to fragile ecosystems and endangered wildlife in southern India and in Peru’s Amazon rainforest. In India, Paul risks his life to report on the conflict between humans and wildlife, documenting the migration of elephants and endangered tigers through the overcrowded villages of southern India. In his words:
Today the global population of wild tigers is fewer than 3000 individuals spread out across eleven countries. With numbers this low, and the continued threat of prey depletion, habitat destruction, and direct hunting, tigers are at extreme risk of extinction. India is currently the country with the largest tiger population. I will be tracking critically endangered Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) and Asiatic elephants (Elephas maximus) through human dominated landscapes and deep forest strongholds to uncover how they are managing to survive in our planet’s second most populous country.
We’ll see footage from his experience, and hear first-hand his accounts of the often devastating realities of the overlapping habitats of the human and animal worlds.
Want to know more? Follow his journey here.
Help us support Paul’s exploration in India and Peru. Your gift will be matched by the Society’s Board! (up to $2,275 total). Give today!
Presentation only – $20 for GSP members, $25 for all others.
Presentation and reception with world cuisine – $35 for GSP members, $45 for all others.
Where:International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia