All posts tagged zoos

Jo-Anne McArthur, photojournalist with new book, “Captive”

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Jo-Anne McArthur—the acclaimed photojournalist who specializes in documenting animals and their stories—explains how her work, compared with that of most other photographers with similar specialties, is informed by more than just a love for animals, but a profound concern for them. Read more…

Thomas French, Journalist-Author

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Thomas French–a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, formerly with The St. Petersburg Times, and the author, most recently, of “Zoo Story: Life In The Garden Of Captives”–discusses when and how, in the course of writing articles about Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo for the newspaper, he decided he had the makings of a book. Read more…

Alan Rabinowitz, Zoologist-Conservationist-Author

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Alan Rabinowitz–the world-renowned zoologist, conservationist and field biologist, whose latest book, “Life In The Valley Of Death: The Fight To Save Tigers In A Land Of Guns, Gold And Greed” will be issued in paperback Sept. 7– discusses his dim view of zoos (lifelong, even as The Bronx Zoo played a pivotal, somewhat soothing role in his childhood); addresses how the word “conservation” has become fuzzy in meaning from indiscriminate use, and been co-opted for nefarious purposes. Read more…

Carol Buckley–Co-founder and executive director of The Elephant Sanctuary

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Co-founder and executive director of The Elephant Sanctuary, Carol Buckley discusses her nearly 30 years with Tarra (the Asian elephant she started working with as a college student) and how those experiences & stages of development with Tarra–while traveling extensively, working in circuses, zoos & elsewhere, etc.–led to realizing that Tarra & others like her really shouldn’t live that life, but should live like elephants, as they now do at the 2700-acre Elephant Sanctuary, located not far from Nashville.  [www.elephants.org] Read more…