Award-winning filmmaker and author Paul Rosolie to discuss conservation during on-campus presentation
Radford University is bringing award-winning author, filmmaker, wildlife explorer and naturalist Paul Rosolie to campus on Oct. 14 for a public presentation and discussion called “Conservation in a Crucial Time.”
The event is being sponsored by the Radford Amazonian Research Expedition (RARE), one of Radford University’s signature research experiences that takes students and faculty to the Amazon each summer to conduct original research.
In his presentation, Rosolie will address some of the challenges that the rainforest is facing, such as logging, farming and livestock grazing, in addition to climate change and other environmental issues.
Rosolie is the author of “Mother of God,” which chronicles his work in the Madre de Rios region of the Amazon – the same region RARE participants visit each year. He recently published a new novel called “The Girl and the Tiger.” Rosolie also runs a conservation project called Tamandua Expeditions that uses tourism to support rainforest conservation.
Rosolie’s conservation-related articles have been featured in National Geographic, The Huffington Post and The Guardian.
Rosolie’s mission is to blend adventure and conservation with the aim of reaching a broader audience and including more people in an ecological call to arms.
The event will begin at 4 p.m. in the Center for the Sciences, room M73. It is free and open to the public.