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Paul Rosolie


Paul Rosolie

Paul Rosolie is a naturalist, author, and award-winning wildlife filmmaker who has specialized in the western Amazon for nearly a decade. Along with running a conservation project called Tamandua Expeditions that uses tourism to support rainforest conservation, Paul’s work has taken him to some of the last dark places on the map. He has traveled with poachers into deep jungle to document the black market trade in endangered species (the third largest black market globally, after guns and drugs), he has learned from indigenous trackers about the Amazon’s flora and fauna, and has explored a previously undocumented ecosystem that has come to be called the ‘floating forest’. His work with anacondas has attracted the attention of major television networks such as NatGeo Wild and Discovery Science. According to Paul, “telling the story of places like the Amazon and other threatened biomes and the species within them is a crucial link in the process of protecting them. These stories need to be accessible to a wider audience, not just biologists and conservationists. The loss of biodiversity and ecosystems affects all of us as a global community.”

As an author Paul’s mission is to blend adventure and conservation with the aim of reaching a broader audience, and including more people in an ecological call to arms. His first book MOTHER OF GOD  has received praise from environmental leaders such as Jane Goodall, Bill McKibben, Jeremy Hance, and adventurer Bear Grylls. The book has called ‘Indiana Jones with a green twist’, and hailed as a “gripping”, “awe inspiring”, “rousing tale”, “with a great and enduring point”. It has been selected as part of the Barnes and Noble 2014 Discover Great New Writers series.

Paul Rosolie

Books by Paul Rosolie

by Paul Rosolie - Nature, Nonfiction

In the Madre de Dios --- Mother of God --- region of Peru, where the Amazon River begins its massive flow, the Andean Mountain cloud forests fall into lowland Amazon Rainforest, creating the most biodiversity-rich place on the planet. In January 2006, when he was just a restless 18-year-old hungry for adventure, Paul Rosolie embarked on a journey to the west Amazon that would transform his life.