Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin speaking about environmental threats of the 21st century

Corwin conducted research with CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta | February 19, 2008

Emmy-winner Jeff Corwin is visiting Xavier on Wednesday, Feb. 20, to give a presentation in connection with his latest CNN documentary, titled "Planet in Peril: Environmental Threats of the 21st Century." He is speaking from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. in the Cintas Center, followed by a book signing.

"Planet in Peril" takes viewers on an around-the-world examination of our world's changing environment, and has contributed to the spread of knowledge about global warming, animal extinction, and dangerous practices that are negatively affecting Earth. Teaming up with CNN reporters Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Corwin traveled to some of the most remote and remarkable places of the world. Their collective field research exposes everything from illegal wildlife trading in Southeast Asia to witnessing the devastating effects of deforestation in Brazil.

Host of "The Jeff Corwin Experience" on Animal Planet, Corwin has been working for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the world since he was a teenager. His aim is to educate audiences about conservation for future generations through awareness of natural resources, wildlife and ecosystems that make up the planet. His first book, Living on the Edge: Amazing Relationships in the Natural World, is now in paperback.