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Isabelle Groc

Isabelle Groc

Isabelle Groc is an award-winning writer, conservation photographer, book author, and documentary filmmaker focusing on wildlife conservation and the relationships between people and the natural world. With master degrees in photojournalism from Columbia University and Urban Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Isabelle brings a unique perspective on environmental storytelling.

Her images and stories have appeared in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, the Guardian, New Scientist, and many other publications. She is the author of several books: Gone is Gone: Wildlife under ThreatSea Otters: A Survival Story; and Conservation Canines: How Dogs Work for the Environment. Her books have received several honours, including two American Society of Journalists and Authors Book Awards.

As a filmmaker, Isabelle has written and directed a dozen films on wildlife and nature. Her latest feature-length documentary, Part of the Pack, explores the complex relationships between people and wolves and was nominated for five LEO Awards. Her previous documentary, Toad People, has received international recognition including an Impact Panda Award at the Wildscreen Film Festival, the world’s top natural history storytelling festival.

A fellow of the Explorers Club and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Isabelle grew up in France and now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Languages spoken: French and English


Photo credit: Elodie Doumenc

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