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Imperiled Species and Climate Change with Susan Middleton

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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San Francisco Public Library- Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St. at Grove
San Francisco, CA 94110

Susan Middleton, renowned wildlife and endangered species photographer, comes to “Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a Warming World” traveling photo exhibit, locally hosted at the San Francisco Public Library, on the evening of November 18th to share her experiences and insights capturing the story of imperiled plant and wildlife species threatened by climate change and global warming.

Ms. Middleton, a native of the Bay Area, has been dedicated to the documentation and portraiture of rare and endangered animals, plants, sites, and cultures for the past 30 years. Her works have been featured in exhibits and published throughout the world. She’s also co-authored four books, including Witness: Endangered Wildlife in North America, and produced an Emmy Award winning National Geographic television special broadcast on NBC and PBS.

Susan’s latest work involves photographing specimens from the California Academy of Science’s research collection for a new book, Evidence of Evolution, to be published in Fall 2009, coinciding with the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin. The photographs will serve as jumping off points for stories about evolution by Mary Ellen Hannibal. There currently is an exhibit of portraits taken by Susan of endangered species on display at the California Academy of Sciences, called Witness; and there will also be an exhibition of her images from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, titled Archipelago, in 2009 at the Academy.

About Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a Warming World:
"Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a Warming World" is a national campaign and traveling photo exhibit that raises awareness about plants and animals threatened by global warming. Featuring work by award-winning wildlife conservation photographers, the 40-print exhibit brings the public face-to-face with the wildlife most threatened by climate change - from the Pacific salmon of California's coast and rivers to the American pika and wolverine that live in the high peaks of Sierra Nevada mountain range. A collaboration of art, justice, science, and faith groups, the campaign aims to inspire hope, wonder, and action through the beauty and power of images. Included in the exhibit are species that Earthjustice, the nation's leading public interest environmental law organization, are fighting to protect from global warming. The Irreplaceable campaign is presented by a coalition of justice, faith, art and science groups represented by Earthjustice, Noah Alliance , International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), Conservation International's Center for Applied Biodiversity Science (CABS) as well as local partners.
For information on the photographers who have contributed to the exhibit, please visit
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