Parked Out Front: Chris Morgan of BEARTREK


BEARTREK’s Chris Morgan, ecologist, adventure rider and TV host, stopped by Touratech-USA on his BMW R 1200 GS Adventure to pick up some new anodized silver ZEGA Pro panniers, a black ZEGA Pro top case, a new Aventuro Carbon Helmet and other cool Touratech gear.

Chris is working on a bunch of amazing projects right now and Touratech is happy to play a small part in his adventures!

BEARTREK - a Teaser of What's to Come

Go on a “whirlwind trip of the bear’s world” with Chris Morgan. Chris narrates this multi-media presentation that explains why “what’s good for bears is good for people.” He also shares how BEARTREK –the film and campaign – came to be, and describes a few of the ways that Wildlife Media is already helping protect critical habitat. The “show” includes scenes from BEARTREK the movie.

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Chris Morgan’s New Mini Series Airs on PBS

Animals, like humans, need a place they can call home to provide a safe and stable place to raise a family, but they go about building it in entirely different ways. The three-part series provides intimate, never-before-seen views of the lives of animals in their homes. Hosting the series is ecologist Chris Morgan (“Siberian Tiger Quest”, “Bears of the Last Frontier”), who serves as guide and real estate agent.

Animal Homes airs on three consecutive Wednesdays, April 8, 15 and 22, 2015 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS.
For more invormation click here.

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Chris Morgan at the International Seattle Motorcycle Show

Happy with his new bike: Ecologist and conservationist Chris Morgan ("BEARTREK, "Bears of the last Frontier") at the Seattle International Motorcycle Show. Pictures showing him with our colleagues from Touratech USA, his brand new Touratech equipped BMW R 1200 GS Adventure and the original BEARTREK bike (F 650 GS Dakar), which plays a major role in the upcoming movie.

The last picture shows Chris with California Superbike School USA coach and AMA Pro Road Racing racer Gerry Signorelli. Both were talking with riders and representing BMW Motorrad USA (Photos courtesy of Dean Cannon).

With the new R 1200 GS to the Jackson Hole Film Festival

Chris Morgan ("BEARTREK", "Bears of the Last Frontier") rode the 2013 BMW R 1200 GS on a 2100 mile round trip to the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in Wyoming

Chris Morgan’s TV documentary "Bears of the Last Frontier" has reached an estimated number of 200 million viewers around the world. It has played continuously in one country or another since 2011 and is a great appetizer for the film “BEARTREK”, a conservation story wrapped in an adventure.

Recently Chris was featured panelist at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in Wyoming. He rode the 2100 miles on a 2013 BMW R 1200 GS through all kinds of weather across four states. At the Jackson Hole Film Festival he met e.g. Vanessa Berlowitz, the Executive Producer of “Frozen Planet” and “Planet Earth”, and Mark Linfield, Director of Disney’s “Chimpanzee”.

Enjoy a few impresssions of this 2100 mile round trip.

Wildlife Media filmed the last segment of BEARTREK in the Arctic in late 2012, to focus on the polar bears. Chris Morgans travels took him to the inhospitable northern coast of Alaska and to the northern interior of Canada.

There he joined a polar bear biologist whose work is pinning down the effects of climate change on this most incredible arctic species by capturing bears and monitoring their lives closely via satellite. Learn more about this fantastic project here or at Wildlife Media's website.

"Bears of the Last Frontier": Journey into the Kingdom of Bears

Follow the epic journey of wildlife conservationist and bear biologist Chris Morgan as he travels by his Touratech equipped BMW F 650 GS Dakar across Alaska. A boook which reflects the magic of the wilderness and takes you into the kingdom of bears.

Scientist, conservationist and motorbike adventurer: Chris Morgan, Executive Director of the non-profit organization Wildlife Media and Producer of BEARTREK, the movie, has now also written a book: “Bears of the Last Frontier”, a fascinating  journey  into the kingdom of bears.

Follow the epic journey of wildlife conservationist and bear biologist Chris Morgan as he travels by his Touratech equipped BMW F 650 GS Dakar across Alaska while filming the PBS Nature documentary "Bears of the Last Frontier". From thick forests to the icy arctic, his immersion into the bears' world reveals, as never witnessed before, an astonishingly intimate portrait of North America's three bear species: brown bears, black bears, and polar bears.

Morgan treks deep into the wild and magical habitat of brown bears on the Alaska Peninsula, grizzly bears in Denali National Park, and polar bears on the sea ice. He also uncovers the mystery and beauty of these awe-inspiring animals and gets to know the native people who live in the same landscape. An exciting documentary full of breath-taking photos which reflect the magic of the wilderness and the secretive beauty of these fascinating animals – well worth reading and a recommendation not only for bear lovers! The book is available in English language only. Forword by Susan and Jeff Bridges.

Packed with breathtaking photographs “Bears of the last Frontier” (214 pages) is available from the Touratech-Webshop. For each copy sold, Touratech will donate one Euro to Wildlife Media’s conservation projects.

Conservation Work on a motorbike

 

BEARTREK is a unique nature documentary wrapped in a motorbike adventure. Yet it is a lot more than a movie: It is a project that funds wildlife conservation around the globe and it has already made a difference as a “successs story in the making”. One example: Wildlife Media has helped setting up a newly protected area in Peru to save the endangered Andean bear.

 

During his visit to the Touratech headquarters in Niedereschach / South Germany, we talked to Chris Morgan about BEARTREK on Touratech Web-TV. In a different video Chris explains, how his BMW F650 GS Dakar helps him to capture the magic of wilderness and bring bears, their incredible habitats and their conservation needs to a worldwide audience.

 Touratech supports BEARTREK and you can also help protect bears and the wild places they live in. With the purchase of these high quality pannier stickers, that also look great, you help funding conservation projects around the globe. Touratech donates the proceeds directly to BEARTREK

You will find further information on the project and the BEARTREK demo videos at www.wildlifemedia.org.

BEARTREK: Chris Morgan visits Touratech

Through the BEARTREK project, Chris Morgan commits himself to the conservation of endangered bear species around the world. In order to observe these impressive animals in their natural, but remote habitats, the scientist and filmmaker counts on a highly mobile form of transportation: the motorcycle. Click here to find out more.

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