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American photographer, Boyd Norton, To Speak At 12th World Wilderness Congress In August

The organizers and hosts of the 12th World Wilderness Congress are excited to announce that Boyd Norton will speak at the Congress!

Boyd Norton | WILD12 Speaker

Boyd Norton is the author and photographer of 18 books on topics ranging from African elephants to mountain gorillas and from Serengeti’s ecosystem to Siberia’s Lake Baikal. Through his environmental activism he played an important role in saving millions of acres of wild lands by testifying at numerous Congressional hearings in support of wilderness legislation. In 1991 he met in the Kremlin with Russia’s Foreign minister to urge him to nominate Lake Baikal as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Baikal is now a protected World Heritage Site.

He is the recipient of the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography.

Robert Redford presented him with an award, on behalf of the EPA, for his “important environmental writing and photography.”

He is a founder and Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) and the International League of Conservation Writers (ILCW).

His latest book, Conservation Photography Handbook, won the praise of Jane Goodall.

The 12th World Wilderness Congress (WILD12) is a global forum to coordinate and mobilize the protection of Earth’s remaining wilderness and wild places. It convenes thousands of delegates from around the world approximately every 4 years to seek and agree upon new actions and principles in the stewardship of Earth. WILD12 is hosted by the Oceti Sakowin on behalf of the Sicangu Lakota Treaty Council, and will place a special emphasis on reinterpreting wilderness through Indigenous perspectives.

To register for WILD12, please visit the link below.

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