Boise State alumnus, actor, writer, and photographer Larry Laverty (B.S. finance ’84, B.A. political science ’85) has cared for animals all his life. He joined the Audubon Society and the Sierra Club at age 11.
In more recent years, his efforts have centered around saving the remaining wild elephants of Africa and Asia, including the 2019 publication of his first table-top photo book, Power and Majesty: The Plight and Preservation of the African Elephant.
But it was 20 years ago that he first took notice of the cruel and hidden treatment of Yellowstone Park’s iconic buffalo, by the very government agencies trusted to protect them. In an effort to raise public awareness of the endless threats to these majestic animals, Laverty has written, produced and directed the film Where Buffalo Roam, narrated by Peter Coyote. Currently the film is making the rounds of film festivals and special screenings in numerous countries around the world.