November 28, 2016

Rewilding the World - Paul Rosolie

Rewilding the World - Paul Rosolie in Person
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016  

Presented by the Geographical Society of Philadelphia


Naturalist, explorer, author and award-winning wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie comes to International House Philadelphia on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6pm to share his experiences in protecting wildlife in the Amazon rainforest and southern India. Rosolie will discuss his close encounters and challenges in protecting species like anacondas, elephants, and tigers, and how it affects us all. He will share footage from his experiences, and firsthand accounts of the often devastating realities of the overlapping habitats of the human and animal worlds. His enthralling presentation will be followed by a special reception, which includes a tasting of exotic world cuisine.


Presented by the Geographical Society of Philadelphia, the program will be held in the Ibrahim Theater at International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Ticket prices for the presentation and special reception are $45 for the public; $35 for Geographical Society members and IHP members. Ticket prices for the presentation only are $25 for the public; $20 for Geographical Society members and International House Philadelphia members.  To learn more or to purchase advance tickets, visit: http://www.geographicalsociety.org


About Paul Rosolie

Paul Rosolie is a naturalist, explorer, author and award-winning wildlife filmmaker. For the past decade, he has specialized in threatened ecosystems and species in countries like Indonesia, Brazil, India, and Peru. In the Amazon, Rosolie has described new ecosystems and launched the first ever study of anacondas in lowland rainforest. He has also spent extensive time traveling with poachers documenting the illegal trade in endangered species. Rosolie’s memoir on Amazonian wildlife and exploration, Mother of God, was hailed as “gripping” by Jane Goodall, and the Wall Street Journal applauded Rosolie’s environmental call-to-arms for its “rare immediacy and depth.” In 2013, Rosolie spoke at the United Nations Global Forum on Forests while accepting an award for his Amazonian wildlife short-film, An Unseen World. He contributes conservation-related articles to sources such as National Geographic, The Huffington Post and The Guardian