The Endangereds Conservation Series With Philippe Cousteau
November 2 - 19, 2020
It’s time for animals to take fate into their own paws! The Endangereds is the first book in a thrilling new adventure series by world-renowned environmentalist and Emmy-nominated host of Xploration Awesome Planet Philippe Cousteau and award-winning TURBO Racers author Austin Aslan.
EarthEcho International, World Wildlife Fund, and Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants are hosting a series of virtual events beginning in November to dive into a deeper understanding of real-world conservation threats to the species in the first book of The Endangereds series: the polar bear, orangutan, narwhal, pangolin, and black-footed ferret. Events feature Philippe Cousteau and a researcher or conservation specialist giving viewers a real-world sneak peek into the lives of these critical species. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn more about the real-life Endangereds!
Register for each event by clicking View Live under each event, you can choose to join in camera spots to interact or tune in Live via YouTube or Facebook!
November 2, 2020
1:00 pm eastern time
Alysa is the director of conservation outreach and a staff scientist at Polar Bears International. She gained hands-on experience with polar bears from multiple fall and spring field seasons in Tuktoyaktuk and Churchill, and has been heavily involved in the collaring and tracking of Hudson Bay polar bears. She is passionate about science education and polar bear conservation, and is dedicated to ensuring that future generations inherit a healthy planet. Alysa lives in Whitehorse in the Yukon.
November 6, 2020
1:00 pm eastern time
With the childhood nickname “Bug Girl,” it’s no surprise that Katie grew up to be a wildlife filmmaker. She's always had a fascination with the natural world—a real love and admiration for all things wild. She has a particular interest in lesser-known and lesser-appreciated animals—those that don’t get put into movies or made into stuffed animals. Her recent film, Pangolin, traces the poaching and smuggling routes of the endangered pangolin, a small, scaly mammal that resembles an anteater. The film was recently nominated for the Short Award in Great Britain’s Wildscreen Festival and it recently won the Short Film Award at the American Conservation Film Festival. Pangolin required a lot of detective work, pangolins need all the help they can get as they are one of the most illegally trafficked animals in the world. She produced the film during a yearlong fellowship in the Philippines, where she worked closely with local conservationists and wildlife organizations to identify and depict the plight of the endangered animal.
November 10, 2020
12:00 pm eastern time
Justin is a host and producer, his passion for wildlife and education has involved him in documentary filmmaking. With two friends he started Running Wild Media, with an expertise in conservation biology, international travel and film-making. They have traveled the world, filming and creating content that tell stories of adventure, travel and conservation. He has produced several documentaries, including a two part documentary about the wildlife of Costa Rica and NatGeo Wild's 2016 "Wild to Inspire," winner "To the Explorers." He has an extensive amount of experience in field research by working on numerous conservation initiatives around the world.
November 17, 2020
12:00 pm eastern time
Terrie M. Williams, PhD is a comparative wildlife physiologist at the University of California- Santa Cruz. She is the Director of the Center for Marine Mammal Research and Conservation at UCSC. For the past 30 years her research has investigated the physiology of large mammalian predators. Specifically, Dr. Williams and students are trying to understand “how animals survive” in a world that is constantly changing. By examining the functional relationships between animals and their environment, these researchers hope to understand the ecological significance of a species and the physiological adaptive changes that may be necessary for its survival. Her publication credits include over 100 scientific articles a recent book, “The Odyssey of KP2” (Penguin Press) detailing her efforts to save the endangered Hawaiian monk seal.
November 19, 2020
2:00 pm eastern time
Kristy Bly is a Senior Wildlife Conservation Biologist for WWF's Northern Great Plains (NGP) Program, conserving and restoring populations of and habitat for black-footed ferrets, black-tailed prairie dogs and swift foxes in the North American Great Plains. She develops and oversees programs and staff for these focal species and engages and maintains relationships with partners, stakeholders, policy makers and donors. She aspires to remove the black-footed ferret from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife and restore connectivity among swift fox populations in the NGP.