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Alum produces new film on the plight of Yellowstone buffalo

Larry Laverty with actor Peter Coyote. Photo provided by Larry Laverty.

Actor, writer, and photographer Larry Laverty (BS finance ’84, BA 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.”

Twenty years ago he turned his focus to what he describes as “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 threats to these 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.

Watch Laverty’s “Where the Buffalo Roam.”