Lobo lecture in Albuquerque

Intertwined: The Mexican Wolf, the People and the Land
Transformation of a Wolf Killer into a Wolf Protector: Wolves, Conservation and Ernest Thompson Seton
by David L. Witt
Saturday, March 23, 1 p.m.
In January 1894 a little-known Canadian bounty hunter came to the American Southwest to trap wolves. He succeeded, baiting an elusive Mexican wolf known as “Lobo” and securing it in metal traps.  For Ernest Thompson Seton, this encounter changed his views on wolves prompting him to become one of America’s earliest conservationists. He is known as co-founder of the Boy Scouts and for mainstreaming the concept of wildlife conservation. Seton changed our consciousness about wild animals and nature itself, laying the foundations for contemporary environmentalism.
DAVID L. WITT is curator of the Seton Legacy Project at the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe. He oversees research, collections, exhibitions, films and other educational programming related to the art, writings, and philosophy of Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946). Witt is the founder of the Southwest Art History Conference and former 25-year curator of the University of New Mexico’s Harwood Museum of Art, Taos.
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