Douglas Chadwick

Douglas Chadwick tracking-gobi-grizzlies-coverBOOK DETAILS

December 13, 2016
Nonfiction | Nature and Ecology | Animals
ISBN 978-1-938340-62-8
Hardcover, 288 pages
6″ x 9.5″
$24.95 US / $34.50 CAN




Douglas Chadwick

Wildlife biologist; Author of Tracking Gobi Grizzlies


Elena Meredith | 512-481-7096 |



Douglas Chadwick is a wildlife biologist who has studied mountain goats and grizzlies in the Rockies, elephants in Africa, and whales in the world’s oceans. He began writing about natural history and conservation for national magazines and has been a frequent contributor to National Geographic since 1977. Chadwick is a board member of Vital Ground (, a nonprofit land trust that has helped safeguard more than 600,000 acres of wildlife habitat in Alaska, Canada, and the western US. He is also a director of the Gobi Bear Fund which seeks to restore population of the most endangered of all the yellow bears. Chadwick lives in Whitefish, MT.


In the tradition of Douglas Chadwick’s best-selling adventure memoir, The Wolverine Way, Tracking Gobi Grizzlies creates a portrait of these rarest of bears’ fight for survival in one of the toughest, most remote settings on Earth. He demonstrates why saving this endangered animal supports an entire ecosystem made up of hundreds of interconnected plants and animals, from desert roses to Asiatic lynx and wild double-humped camels, all adapting as best they can to the effects of climate change. A parable of environmental stewardship in a legendary realm.


  • Wildlife biologist Douglas Chadwick’s memoir of saving the world’s rarest bears in Mongolia, the land of ninjas, vodka and gold
  • Gobi Grizzlies: How these bears—the only desert-dwellers of their kind—adapted to one of the most extreme environments on the planet, and how they are now being affected by climate change
  • Adventures in the Gobi Desert: A land of wonder and weirdness beyond the back of beyond
  • Why the world should help Mongolia save its endangered Gobi bear
  • The importance of protecting Umbrella Species: Save Gobi bears, save all the other wild residents that depend upon the same habitats (including the majority of the world’s surviving wild Bactrian camels together with wild asses, wolves, Asiatic lynx, argali, ibex, black-tailed gazelles, corsac foxes, snow leopards, and more).

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