Marc Bekoff

Marc Bekoff

Marc Bekoff

Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado, Boulder; Co-Founder of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals; Author

Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He has won many awards for his scientific research, including the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Marc has published more than 1,000 essays (popular, scientific and book chapters) and 30 books. They include the The Ten Trusts (with Jane Goodall), The Emotional Lives of Animals, Wild Justice, The Animal Manifesto, Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation,  Rewilding Our HeartsThe Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age, Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Doand Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life PossibleIn 2005 Marc was presented with The Bank One Faculty Community Service Award for his work with children, senior citizens and prisoners. In 2009 he was presented with the St. Francis of Assisi Award by the New Zealand SPCA. In 1986 Marc became the first American to win his age-class at the Tour du Haut Var bicycle race (also called the Master's/age-graded Tour de France). Marc's homepage is marcbekoff.com.