Speaking of Science | Spectacularly Free: The Case for Conservation
Where: New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W. 64th St.
212-874-5210 Price: $5; free for NYSEC members
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Presenter: Chris Ang, nature, wildlife and conservation photographer.
This photo essay and talk presents nature and wildlife as it should be — spectacular and free — un-rearranged by men. Chris, who is passionate about nature conservation, believes that animals, like children, are defenseless and can be easily exploited and even abused. While most humans have a natural affinity with children, that may not be the case with animals, especially those that have not been domesticated. Over the past 50 years, global wildlife populations have decreased by 60% in a period of “species annihilation.” The creatures we share this earth with are decreasing while we are increasing and encroaching into their habitats, breeding grounds, and food sources. Chris uses his photos “to increase awareness and empathy towards nature and its species, and to reveal their majesty.” Christopher Ang is an award-winning, New York-based nature conservation photographer whose work reflects his travels to dozens of wildlife preserves and national parks around the world. Most recently his work was exhibited at the Soho Photo Gallery.Buy tickets/get more info now