From the Okanagan to Yellowstone to Yukon to Nature Needs Half

There is hope for wild nature and humanity in the 21st century if we respect nature’s needs. This means protecting at least half the world in an interconnected way and being very careful on the rest. Globally renowned conservationist Harvey Locke will take us on an inspiring journey from the Okanagan through Yellowstone to Yukon to the grand global conservation vision of Nature Needs Half.

Harvey Locke is a globally recognized conservation leader. He is a co-founder of both the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and the Nature Needs Half Movement and was president of CPAWS. He has received national and international awards for his work, appeared in many films about Nature, and has given public talks and lectured at many universities world-wide. His popular and peer- reviewed writings and Nature photographs he has taken have been published in many countries. He chairs the Beyond the Aichi Targets Task Force for IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas whose goal is to influence global conservation targets. Harvey lives in Banff National Park where his family has deep roots and where he worked for many years on the successful effort to restore wild Plains bison to the park.

Friday May 18th 7 to 9 pm
Cleland Theatre
325 Power Street, Penticton
$20 | General seating. Doors open at 6:30

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