Today’s guest survived local moonshine, thieving baboons, and Makale the charging gorilla in his efforts to conserve one of our most magnificient and endangered species. Listen LIVE on Seattle’s KKNW am1150 or 98.9 HD. Or stream live via the Internet by clicking on listen here at http://www.1150kknw.com.

Dr. Thor Hanson spent two years in a remote village on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, working with local trackers to help save one of the world’s most magnificent endangered speciesβ€”the mountain gorilla. Dr. Hanson is a conservation biologist, author, and award-winning poet; his writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and scientific journals. Hanson has traveled the globe studying everything from primates and vultures to the pollination of rain forest trees, and now lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Join us today at noon for a conversation about his new memoir: The Impenetrable Forest, My Gorilla Years in Uganda. A portion of Hanson’s book proceeds will be donated to support these ongoing conservation efforts. See more at 1500books.com and check Hanson’s Northwest book tour schedule.

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