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All meetings take place at the St. George Library and begin at
: Robert Ford. Saving Nature and People: The Geotourism Approach
Bob is going to show us his world of helping to save nature and people using the geotourism approach. He will share his photography and information from numerous overseas adventures in helping to make the earth a better place to live.
Robert Ford has over 35 years experience as a photographer, professor, administrator, field researcher, development consultant, and conservation scientist. While doing field research on the Sahelian drought and famine of West Africa in the mid-1970s, he discovered that the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) linked to good photography were crucial in the task of documenting, understanding, and interpreting short and long-term change and the interactions between human society and the broader environment. He has become proficient in the use of social media for promoting positive change and policy development on a wide range of global sustainability issues.
To learn more, come to the meeting or see his BLOG at: http://geobobford.
More: Biz/Web: http://geobobford.
com/consulting.html or Personal Web: http://geobobford.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin. com/home
I will focus particularly on work over the last five years in the Democratic Republic of Congo doing park rehabilitation and planning, as well as explaining my view of what "geotourism" is and how I use it in my work as a conservation scientist as well as fine art geotourism photographer. Here are a few select photos I will show that give a perspective on my talk:
SOME LOCAL PHOTOS FROM WHERE I LIVE IN SOUTHERN UTAH
|Cedar Breaks, Utah|
SOME PHOTOS FROM MY INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION WORK
|Upper Volta (Burkina Faso)|
|DRC - Congo|
|Cape of Good Hope, South Africa|
COME AND ENJOY
Robert (GeoBob) Ford, Photographer/Conservationist,
St George Utah January 2016