I Am John Brooks

Wildlife Biologist, Filmmaker, & Climate Citizen
About - John Brooks

About - John Brooks

John Brooks graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in wildlife biology in 1981 being the first American of African descent to receive a wildlife biology degree from this university.

He began work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the wildlife refuge manager series in Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota.

John later transferred into the Division of Law Enforcement as a wildlife inspector and later, special agent.

Climate Change is Real

Because of my background in wildlife biology and my 30 year career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, I know first hand the importance of making the global warming crisis our number one priority.


of the world’s population is currently vulnerable to climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, heat waves, extreme weather events and sea-level rise.

Heatwaves are now 30 times more likely due to climate change.


Average wildlife populations have dropped by 60 per cent in just over 40 years.

Developed and developing countries have set carbon reduction pledges for 2020; however, it's projected that those pledges will still result in the planet becoming 3℃ warmer.

John Brooks – Media

In all my travels and through all my encounters with people, whether as Refuge Manager, Wildlife Inspector, Special Agent, Computer Forensics Specialist or augmented Federal Air Marshal, the average person’s hopes and desires boils down to happiness, freedom, and fairness. Although I am no longer working as a civil servant, retiring in 2008, I continue to stress the importance of education through my work as an author, filmmaker, musician and community volunteer. I believe that education is the key to a healthy society.