Discovery Channel Host Ian Shive Joins Wildlife Care Network Board of Directors | Outside
Posted on August 19, 2021
Ian Shive, Ansel Adams Award-Winning Photographer and Director, has joined the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network (SBWCN) Board of Directors. Shive’s projects include the Discovery Channel digital series “Nature in Focus”. He joins the SBWCN Board of Directors after years of working with the organization on a variety of projects.
âIan brings a very dynamic toolbox of skills and expertise to our organization,â said Ariana Katovich, Executive Director of SBWCN. âHis passion for the environment and the protection of natural spaces is inspiring and fits perfectly with our mission to save wild lives. “
Shive’s work documents some of the world’s most pristine environments and brings important conservation stories to audiences from around the world. In March, Shive took audiences to a protected and isolated Alaskan archipelago with the launch of his documentary “The Last Unknown”, now airing on discovery +.
In 2019, he led several expeditions to some of the world’s most remote coral atolls for the giant screen film “Hidden Pacific”, which he directed and produced.
In May 2021, Shive featured SBWCN in an episode of âNature in Focus,â behind the scenes at the center during the busy spring season.
Shive is the author of several best-selling books, including the award-winning “National Parks: An American Legacy” and his latest bestselling book “Refuge: America’s Wildest Places”, which celebrates the National Wildlife Refuge System. His work has received critical acclaim in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Smithsonian, and CNN.
Since its inception in 2010, Shive has served as CEO of the company he founded Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc., a health, fitness and environmental media company. He lives in Southern California.
SBWCN is a non-profit organization founded in 1988. SBWCN has served to rescue, rehabilitate and return sick, injured, orphaned and oil-damaged wildlife in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, and to educate the public about living in harmony with fauna.
The SBWCN cares for some 4,000 patients per year, including small mammals, shorebirds, songbirds, raptors and reptiles. For animal emergencies or advice on wildlife, call the SBWCN helpline, 805-681-1080.