Elke Duerr is a writer, filmmaker, storyteller, photographer, author, Speech and Language Pathologist, teacher and the founder of the nonprofit Web of Life Foundation, W.O.L.F. Duerr is the author of Wolves and Humans: A New Story of Coexistence, which is about a healthy and thriving human/ wolf relationship. Her articles and photography on harmonizing the human-wild animal- wild lands relationship have been published in the United States and Germany.
Her documentary “Stories of Wolves: The Lobo Returns” received six awards. Her second documentary recently premiered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Bison Nation: Walking Sacred Sites” is about the last wild bison in the northern hemisphere and has already received four awards. Her latest project is on water: “Water gives me life” based on her experiences at Standing Rock and with the water-human relationship.
Duerr conducts outreach presentations and workshops in schools and the larger community on interspecies communication, the coexistence of humans, wild animals and wild lands and works on harmonizing the human-wild land-(wild) animal relationship. Elke loves to debunk myths and preconceived notions about animals and the natural world, and revolutionize the way we see and experience nature.
Elke divides her time between New Mexico, Montana and Europe.