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Marc Bekoff

Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a former Guggenheim Fellow. In 2000 he was awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior, and in 2009 he was presented with the Saint Francis of Assisi Award by the Auckland (New Zealand) SPCA. Marc has published more than 800 scientific and popular essays and twenty-five books, including Minding Animals, The Ten Trusts (with Jane Goodall), The Emotional Lives of Animals, Animals Matter, Animals at Play: Rules of the Game, Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals, The Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons for Expanding Our Compassion Footprint, Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation, Jasper's Story: Saving Moon Bears, the Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare, the Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, and the Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships. In 2005 Marc was presented with the Bank One Faculty Community Service Award for the work he has done with children, senior citizens, and prisoners as part of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program. His websites are and, with Jane Goodall,

Bestselling author Marc Bekoff talks about his new book REWILDING OUR HEARTS

Ecocide is Suicide: An Article by Marc Bekoff, Author of Rewilding Our Hearts

We're killing a very tired and less resilient planet at alarming rates.

It's common knowledge that we're losing species and habitats at an unprecedented rate in a geological epoch known as the “anthropocene”  —  the age of...

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Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff's years studying social communication in a wide range of species, The...

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A Talk with Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce, authors of UNLEASHING YOUR DOG

Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado. He is a former Guggenheim Fellow and has received the Exemplar Award for long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior from the Animal Behavior...

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