You are invited to meet Craig Downer, wildlife ecologist, wild equine champion and author of “The Wild Horse Conspiracy” at a book signing event Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 7-9 pm at Books Inc, Opera Plaza, San Francisco, California. Craig will read passages from all 7 chapters of this multi-faceted book, answer questions and sign copies.
When and Where
TUESDAY 2ND OCTOBER, 2012, 7 PM TIL 9 PM
BOOKS INC., OPERA PLAZA
601 VAN NESS
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102
Though true restorers of this continent’s ecosystem, wild horses and burros have been unfairly targeted for elimination. Over the centuries, they have borne our burdens and helped us along life’s way, which makes it doubly unfair that they should be blamed for what we humans have done. As always, they stand ready to help us do the hard work now so desperately needed to restore our shared home.
This stirring and amply illustrated, 300-page book fully justifies America’s magnificent wild horses & burros while countering the biased machinations against them. Written by an ecologist who grew up observing these animals in the West, it presents new evidence concerning their history & evolution in North American then describes their many positive contributions to soils, plants, animals & people. It outlines what must be done to restore these returned natives as naturally self-stabilizing populations: an intelligent approach called Reserve Design, which has been successfully employed world-wide.
The author is president and founder of the Andean Tapir Fund and has helped set aside millions of acres of natural habitats for wildlife particularly in the northern Andes. Here he has worked to save the endangered mountain tapir, which is in the same order as the horse and burro as well as the rhino. His 501 (c)(3) is now dedicated to helping save and restore all members of this order. His website is www.andeantapirfund.com.