Conservation History for the Curious Fte. Michelle Nijhuis, author

Conservation History for the Curious Featuring Michelle Nijhuis, author of “Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction”
WHAT: Think you know conservation? Get the bigger picture. Join Columbia Riverkeeper Communications Coordinator Karina Sahlin and award-winning author Michelle Nijhuis for an intimate discussion on the history of modern conservation, from the early battles to save “fuzzy mammals” to the current fight to shift global priorities from extinction to abundance.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
HOW: Free event online, RSVP required:
About Love Your Columbia
Columbia Riverkeeper’s virtual event series “Love Your Columbia Community” features environmental lawyers, community organizers, scientists, and partners who work every day to protect the Columbia. Get inspired to fight for clean water and our climate.
About Michelle Nijhuis
Michelle Nijhuisis a project editor at theAtlantic, a contributing editor atHigh Country News, and an award-winning reporter whose work has been published inNational Geographicand theNew York Times Magazine. She is coeditor ofThe Science Writers’ Handbookand lives in White Salmon, Washington.
About Beloved Beasts
Beloved Beasts describes the vital role of scientists and activists such as Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson, reveals the origins of organizations like the Audubon Society and the World Wildlife Fund, explores current efforts to protect species such as the whooping crane and the black rhinoceros, and confronts the darker side of conservation, long shadowed by racism and colonialism. Now, as the destruction of other species continues and the effects of climate change escalate, conservation is becoming a movement for the protection of all species–including our own.

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