Beaty Nocturnal: Conservation Canines – How Dogs Work for the Environment

Award-winning author Isabelle Groc shares stories and photos from her new book
Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment. With their precise sense of smell, boundless energy, and amazing communications skills, our best friends in the animal kingdom are lending their paws and noses to help us tackle some of the most pressing environmental issues of our times: they detect endangered animals, help fight wildlife trafficking, assist in controlling invasive species, promote human-wildlife coexistence, and more.
This presentation provides a rare glimpse into dogs’ working lives,  celebrates the human-animal bond, and revisits the relationship we have with dogs in our lives and with the natural world. Q&A and book signing will follow.

Isabelle Groc is an award-winning writer, conservation photographer, book author, and documentary filmmaker focusing on wildlife conservation and the relationships between people and the natural world. Her photography and stories have been published in magazines and news outlets all over the world, and she has written and directed a dozen films on wildlife and nature. Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment is her third book, after Gone is Gone: Wildlife Under Threat and Sea Otters: A Survival Story. A fellow of the Explorers Club and the Royal Geographical Societies of Canada and the UK, Isabelle grew up in France and now lives in Vancouver and Salt Spring Island. Visit Isabelle’s website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


5:00 pm: Doors open with admission by donation
6:00 pm: Presentation by author Isabelle Groc, Q&A session and book signing
7:30 pm: Half-Hour Collections Highlight Tour
8:30 pm: Closing