National Geographic photographer Steve Winter spent a decade in search of wild tigers, devoted to capturing their magnificence and telling their story, hoping to reinvigorate global concern as their numbers continued to dwindle. In 2007, freelance journalist Sharon Guynup was working on a story about poaching in India's Kaziranga National Park--when she glimpsed her first wild tiger and began writing regularly about big cats. They produced a book, just out from National Geographic Books, called Tigers Forever: Saving the World's Most Endangered Big Cat, produced in collaboration with Panthera.
The team will share Steve's powerful images, tell field stories, and "talk tiger." They will discuss tiger behavior, why these cats have been feared and revered throughout human history, detail the threats that face them--and the bold initiatives and efforts of many to save them. In the final words of Tigers Forever, "Only 3,200 tigers remain, scattered in pockets across Asia. That’s a shockingly low number. The time to act is now. Once the last tigers disappear, no longer gliding on velvet paws through the jungle, we cannot bring them back."
A book signing will follow.
Time: 6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Lecture
Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, NY, NY, 10021
Member Ticket price: Free
Guest Ticket Price: $20
Student Ticket Price:
Free to EC Student Members, $5 w/ a valid Student ID
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