Stegner Center to Present Naturalist, Author George Schaller at City Library

Feb 01, 2010 | Stegner Center

On February 23, George Schaller, one of the world’s most famous conservation biologists, will appear in Salt Lake City to discuss his research and efforts to protect some of the world’s most beautiful species.  Schaller will appear at the Salt Lake City Library Main Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required.

In his talk, titled “Last of the Silence: Wildlife Studies in the World’s Wilderness,” Schaller will discuss his efforts to protect species as diverse as the snow leopard, tiger, mountain gorilla, giant panda, Mogolian gazelle, Tibetan antelope, and Marco Polo sheep. He will also describe his efforts to help protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and the wildlife of the Tibetan Plateau.

Schaller was profiled in Peter Matthiessen’s classic The Snow Leopard. He has also conducted research in 23 countries, spending much of his time during the past half-century in the wilds of North and South America, Africa, and Asia. His scientific and popular writings include more than 200 articles and 16 books, including The Year of the Gorilla, the Serengeti Lion, the Last Panda, and Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe. He is a senior conservationist with the Wildlife Conservation Society and vice president of Panthera, an organization devoted to the conservation of wild cats.

In addition to the Stegner Center, additional co-sponsors include the Cultural Vision Fund, the Nature Conservancy, the Salt Lake City Library, the U of U College of Humanities, the Utah Museum of Natural History, the U of U S.J. Quinney College of Law, the U of U Environmental Humanities Program, and the King’s English Bookshop.

For more information, call the Stegner Center at 801-585-3440, email, or visit