On January 20th, Jonathan C. Slaght joined us via Zoom for a conversation about his award-winning book, The Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl. In this fascinating book, Jonathan Slaght tells of his winter journeys deep into the forests of the Russian Far East to learn about the highly elusive Blakiston’s fish owls.
Click here to watch the replay of the program (available only through Thursday, January 27th).
Jonathan C. Slaght is the Russia and Northeast Asia coordinator for the Wildlife Conservation Society, where he manages research projects on endangered species and coordinates avian conservation activities along the East Asia–Australasian Flyway from the Arctic to the tropics. His book, Owls of the Eastern Ice, won the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award as well as the Minnesota Book Award for General Nonfiction, and was longlisted for the National Book Award. He lives in Minneapolis.
Visit his website at https://jonathanslaght.com/