Perfect for Classrooms
The Grizzly Manifesto is a great tool for university professors and teachers exploring the complexities of environmental law, ethics, natural resource management and conservation: It is short, affordable, engaging, thought-provoking, easy (and pleasurable) to read, and chock full of information.
Just yesterday, two academics wrote to me to say they would be using The Grizzly Manifesto in their university courses. Yale University’s Dr. Susan Clark will work it into her “Large-scale Conservation: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy” course next semester. “I read the whole thing in one setting,” she said in an email. “Very well done. You are truly a good writer. I am envious.”
Closer to home, University of Calgary Professor of Environmental Law Shaun Fluker described the book as a “fabulous read,” which is why he is assigning it as reading in his environmental law and ethics course (LAW 624) next semester.
“The Grizzly Manifesto provides a compelling critical assessment of efforts by Parks Canada, the Alberta government, and the federal Canadian government to protect the grizzly bear from extirpation/extinction in Canada. Jeff Gailus accurately documents the reasons why Canada’s national parks legislation and endangered species legislation have failed the grizzly bear. His indictment of our inherent trust in government to do the right thing when it comes to environmental protection goes to the core of what is wrong with Canadian environmental law today. His ability to deliver these messages together with heartfelt narrative on what it means to observe or encounter a grizzly bear in the wild makes The Grizzly Manifesto required reading for anyone interested in environmental protection or the rule of law in Canada.”
Teachers and university instructors interested in using The Grizzly Manifesto in their courses should feel free to contact me about the possibility of discounts and/or classroom visits.