A highlight from the KWF annual meeting

Of the many well-attended events at the April 8 KWF annual meeting at Acorn’s Resort on Lake Milford, a highlight was the photographic presentation of Noppadol Paothong, staff photographer at the Missouri Department of Conservation who focuses on rare and endangered species.

Known for his 204-page hardbound book, Save the Last Dance – A Story of North American Grassland Grouse that features seven grouse species whose populations are diminishing across the prairies and plains of America – and one species that has already lost its battle for survival, he showed photographs from other projects as well as some from his upcoming publication on the Sage-Grouse. The largest grouse in North America, this bird populates the western United States and southern Canada. Its current population is less than 10 percent of that in the past.Save dance

Learn more about Paothong on this website.