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Nature Night: Caribou Rainforest with David Moskowitz

  • Ecotrust 721 NW 9th Ave, Ste 200, Portland, Oregon 97209 (map)

In a North American rainforest, that few people even know exists, about a dozen dwindling herds of caribou are struggling to survive.

Did you know that mountain caribou have been identified as an “umbrella species” by conservationists, meaning that protecting their habitat also helps preserve many other species who depend on the same ecosystem?

The story of this iconic animal and the stunning landscape of their home provides an example of shifting conservation challenges and tactics in the twenty-first century.

Come hear a story that we must listen to, understand, and learn from if we wish to protect the future of this rare rainforest ecosystem and the many species that depend on it as their home. Portland-based conservation organizations Bark, Cascadia Wild, and Portland Audubon proudly unite to co-present the opening event to the 2019-20 Nature Night Speaker Series: Caribou Rainforest with by David Moskowitz.

David, an expert wildlife tracker, photographer, and author, has studied and photographed these caribou extensively in order to understand their plight. He hasn’t found villains, but rather climate change, predators, recreationists, settler colonialism, industrial logging, mineral extraction, and a perfect confluence of factors that have worked against this fragile species and the fragile environment upon which it relies.

Join us at 6 p.m. with a special opportunity to meet David and purchased a signed copy of his book, Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope. Presentation begins at 7 p.m. with a Q&A to follow at 8 p.m.

To learn more about David and his work, visit Caribou Rainforest’s website: