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Urban Ark Los Angeles

This eleven-minute documentary focuses on the red-crowned parrots of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley of Los Angeles. Endangered in their Mexican habitat because of the pet trade and habitat loss, these parrots are thriving in Los Angeles: an introduced bird species living off introduced trees. What happened by sheer luck for these parrots might become a model for urban conservation in the future.

Check out the film and accompanying essays and photo essays by UCLA faculty and graduate students here:

KCET:
https://www.kcet.org/urban-ark/

CityLab:
https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/06/the-case-for-sanctuary-cities-for-endangered-species/562091/

Wired:
https://www.wired.com/story/endangered-species-and-the-case-for-sanctuary-cities

Mother Jones:
https://www.wired.com/story/endangered-species-and-the-case-for-sanctuary-cities

Elemental Reports:
https://elementalreports.com/urbanization/2018/06/08/parrots-fill-the-soundscape-in-los-angeles/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

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UPCOMING LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

Lecture: “Climate Justice and Urban Narrative.” Critical Inquiry Symposium on Climate Change. Friday, 7 February 2020, 2:00-6:00pm, Classics 110, University of Chicago.

Keynote: “Urban Narrative in the Anthropocene.” Imagining Nature in the Anthropocene: NCHU Summer School for the Environmental Humanities in Asia. Monday, 29 June 2020, 9-10am. Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan.

Workshop: “Biodiversity and Narrative.” Imagining Nature in the Anthropocene: NCHU Summer School for the Environmental Humanities in Asia. Monday, 29 June 2020, 9-10am. Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan.