Webinars

OUR LATEST WEBINAR: MAY 11

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On May 11, 2022, we hosted award-winning author and veteran New Yorker staff writer Tony Hiss for a discussion of his book "Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth."  Published in 2021 and newly out in paperback, "Rescuing the Planet" was named a Top 10 Book on the Environment and Sustainability by Booklist.

The book is an urgent, resounding call to protect 50 percent of the earth's land by 2050—thereby saving millions of its species—and a candid assessment of the health of our planet and our role in conserving it.  It is an accessible, lively guide to the Half-Earth campaign popularized by the late biologist E.O. Wilson (who provided an introduction). Hiss highlights the important work of the many groups already involved in this fight, such as the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, and the global animal tracking project ICARUS.

Tony Hiss is the author of fifteen books, including  the award-winning The Experience of Place.  Hiss was a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine for more than 30 years and a visiting scholar at New York University for 25 years; he has lectured around the world.  The National Recreation and Park Association’s National Literary Award praised Hiss for a lifetime of “spellbinding and poignant” writing about “how our environments, modes of travel, and other aspects of the American landscape affect our lives.”

Watch “Rescuing the Planet” on YouTube

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Towards Reconciliation: 10 Calls to Action to Natural Scientists Working in Protected Areas (December 2021)

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Supporting LGBTQ+ People in the Outdoors and Protected Areas (October 2021)

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