A film director, cinematographer, television producer, human rights advocate, and wildlife conservationist, Tom Opre has made educating the public on wildlife conservation and stewardship issues a main priority. As the past president of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), he has worked to help other outdoor communicators and industry leaders understand and present a unified message regarding the top issues facing wildlife conservation today.
Since 1990, Opre has produced and/or directed national television commercial projects for Fortune 500 companies, feature films, and episodic television, including wildlife projects for Discovery Channel and PBS. In 2015, he wrapped a seven-year prime-time run on NBC Sports producing the highest-rated, award-winning, television show in the outdoor fieldsports genre, Eye of the Hunter™.
Today, he serves on several non-profit boards, including African Children’s Schools and Shepherds of Wildlife Society™. He currently serves as the executive director of the Shepherds of Wildlife Society, a 501,(c)(3), non-profit with a mission to educate the broader public about the critical importance of modern-day wildlife conservation and habitat stewardship - globally.
Opre lives in the Flathead Valley of Montana with his wife Olivia, a travel specialists and wildlife advocate, and their four children.
KILLING THE SHEPHERD
A remote community in Africa, led by a woman chief, attempts to break the stranglehold of absolute poverty by waging a war on wildlife poaching. For decades illegal wildlife poaching by both subsistence and bush meat gangs has led to the government declaring this community’s homeland “depleted” of wildlife.
MOUNTAIN GOAT PROJECT
In remote Alaska, filmmaker TA Opre investigates the science and management of the monarch on the mountain, the mountain goat. He documents how the North American Wildlife Conservation Model is utilized to manage these iconic animals.
GRIZZLY BEAR PROJECT
In Grizzly Bear, filmmaker TA Opre takes a look at the ever expanding grizzly population, and how those numbers affect humans who live in their territory. Hunter/Conservantionist Olivia Opre travels the rivers of remote Alaska with subsistence trapper Nate Turner, looking for this majestic animal.
MARCO POLO SHEEP PROJECT
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