Return of the Musk Ox
Helen Strong, Public Affairs Director
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2014 Press (links will be added throughout March):
The Washington Post - Going Out Guide
The Washington Post - Health & Science
Comcast (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
DCist - Launch Party
WJLA TV (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
Clear Channel (Radio - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
The Northwest Current (PDF)
Comcast Newsmakers - (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
Festival DC (Come Hell or High Water)
Festival DC (Angel Azul)
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (Video of EFF panel)
Fawn will be discussing The Phantom Wolves of Sun Valley.
DeSiree’ Fawn is a recent graduate of The New School’s innovative MA in Media Studies graduate program in New York City, where she focused in documentary filmmaking. Prior to attending The New School, DeSiree’ lived in San Francisco and worked for six years in public relations for Silicon Valley based media technology companies, including four years at Electronic Arts. During her undergraduate studies, DeSiree’ spent several semesters studying art in Italy and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Montana State University in Bozeman. In her first documentary, The Phantom Wolves of Sun Valley, DeSiree’ explores the conflict over wolves in her hometown community of Sun Valley, Idaho. Her new documentary, Capturing Wild Horses, focuses on a herd of wild horses in Idaho and the Federal Bureau of Land Management program that determines their fate.
Hawkins will be discussing Extinction in Progress.
Frank Hawkins is a conservation biologist and policy advisor with many years of experience working with governments, civil society and local communities in Africa and around the world. Prior to joining IUCN, Dr Hawkins was Senior Vice-President at Conservation International. In addition to leading CI’s programme in Africa and Madagascar, he worked closely on green economy policy and land-use planning issues, emphasizing the value of nature as the basis for sustainable development, particularly in Liberia, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar and South Africa. He has collaborated with the US government and US-based institutions on a range of policy issues based on that field experience, including links between economic growth and natural resource use, mechanisms for promoting green investment, and multi-stakeholder engagement processes. He has organized events to highlight the potential for public-private partnerships to deliver nature-based development. Dr. Hawkins is delighted to have the chance to work within IUCN and outside to move these partnership opportunities to a higher level. For 20 years until 2007, Dr Hawkins worked primarily in Madagascar, with CI and other NGOs, where he conducted research on birds, lemurs and carnivores, and supported the government, local communities and local NGOs in implementing the National Environmental Action Plan. He has written or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed papers and 10 books, the latest of which, the Birds of the Malagasy Region, will be published later this year. Dr Hawkins has joint UK and Canadian nationality, and is married with two teenage daughters. When not sampling the manifold delights of biodiversity around the world, he enjoys cycling, cheese and cinema, not necessarily in that order.
Morse will be discussing Come Hell or Highwater: The Battle for Turkey Creek.
Reilly Morse is president/CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice. In partnership with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, he has led legal advocacy for environmental justice and equity in disaster recovery in southern Mississippi.
Becker will be discussing The Goose With the Golden Eggs: Tourism on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast.
Elizabeth Becker is the author of OVERBOOKED: the Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism which Arthur Frommer called "required reading for anyone interested in the future of travel." She reported on international and national affairs as a correspondent at the New York Times, winning multiple awards, was the senior foreign editor of National Public Radio, and began her career as a war correspondent in Cambodia for the Washington Post. She is the author of the classic WHEN THE WAR WAS OVER, Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge.
High-resolution film stills for use by the press.
Stills must be credited appropriately if used.