WINGS hosted an inspiring event celebrating 2011 Humanity Fellow Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka and the publication of her new book, Walking With Gorillas: The Journey of an African Wildlife Vet. Dr. Kalema-Zikosoka is one of the leading conservationists and scientists working to save the critically endangered mountain gorillas of East Africa. She is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), a 16-year old nonprofit organization that promotes conservation by improving the quality of life of people and wildlife to enable them to coexist in and around protected areas in Africa.

The first stop on Dr. Gladys’ US tour, this book launch featured exclusive footage from “Gorilla Trekking Film (Uganda),” a personal reading by Dr. Gladys from her new book, and a conversation with WINGS Flag Carrier Allison Carden Hanes, Founder of One Health Productions. A Q&A session followed the presentation, and signed books were available for purchase.