Joining WF-UK Director Jo Roberts on BBC Radio 4's "Excess Baggage" was author, travel writer and explorer Brian Payton. Brian's latest book In Bear Country was published to much acclaim on 1st May 2007:
“High adventure mixed with dazzling passages of nature writing” BooklistIn a series of remarkable journeys, Brian Payton travels the world in search of the eight remaining bear species. Along the way, he confronts poachers in the jungles of Cambodia, pursues polar bears across the arctic in futuristic ice-buggies, witnesses the cruelty of the bear bile trade in China, and delves into the politics of panda sex.
From the reclusive spectacled bears of Peru to the man-eating sloth bears of India, via the ill-fated brown bears of Umbria, Payton captures the power and beauty of these fascinating creatures while exploring their unique place within very different cultures. Vivid characters, exotic landscapes, and deft storytelling make for an unforgettable trek down the
braided path of bear and human history.
In Bear Country is available now in paperback published by Old Street Publishing Limited. You can purchase it online from our Amazon Bookshop.
For further information on Brian visit his website www.brianpayton.com