Nebraska Authors

Roger L. Di Silvestro

Born 1949 Omaha, NE (USA)

A two-hour television movie based on DeSilvestro's story about ivory poaching, The Last Elephant, aired on Turner Network Television, August, 1990. It was a National Audubon Society project starring Isabelle Rosselini, James Earl Jones and John Lithgow.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE
Norman, OK
Los Angeles, CA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Fiction


Wildlife Conservation; Endangered Wildlife; Horror Fiction


Burke High School, Omaha, NE
Bachelor of Science in Zoology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Master of Science in Zoology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts in Journalism, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK


Chief Staff writer for Audubon's TV Specials

Places Worked

Lincoln Children's Zoo, Lincoln, NE
Outdoor Oklahoma Magazine
Defenders of Wildlife Magazine
Audubon,/em> magazine, Senior Editor
National Audubon Society
National Wildlife Federation


Ursulas Gift. 1988.
The Endangered Kingdom: The Struggle to Save America's Wildlife. 1989.
Audubon Perspectives: Fight for Survival. 1990.
Living With the Reptiles. 1990.
The African Elephant: Twilight in Eden. 1991.
Audubon Perspectives: Rebirth of Nature. 1992.
Audubon Perspectives: Natural Priorities. 1993.
Reclaiming the Last Wild Places: A New Agenda for Biodiversity. 1993.
In the Shadow of Wounded Knee: The Untold Final Story of the Indian Wars. 2005.
Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands: A Young Politician's Quest for Recovery in the American West. 2011.

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