An evening of films celebrating people who protect and advocate for endangered species.
Iris Ho, Wildlife Campaign Manager at Humane Society International
YES on 100 / Save Endangered Animals Oregon campaign
YES on 100 is a grassroots campaign working to save 12 highly-trafficked wild animal species. By voting yes on this measure, Oregon voters will help save sea turtles, sharks, rays, elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, and other critically threatened or endangered species from poaching, cruelty, and the threat of extinction. www.saveanimalsoregon.com
A portion of this event's ticket sales will be donated to the YES on 100 campaign.
In Africa, as elephant populations are increasingly squeezed for space, they often eat and destroy local crops, causing farmers to lose their livelihoods. In Mozambique, Ndzou Camp has an innovative solution: wire fences with beehives that help manage elephants' territories and allow man and wildlife to live in peaceful tandem.
THEIR LAND: THE LAST OF THE CARIBOU HERD
Caribou populations across Canada are in deep trouble. In the South Peace region of Northern British Columbia, logging, oil and gas exploration, and coal mining have significantly altered the landscape, opening up the forest and pushing mountain caribou away from their traditional range. In the face of imminent extinction, First Nations communities are taking extreme measures to save their last caribou herds.
REVERENCE: THE MONARCH PROJECT
REVERENCE explores the synergy between art and science. Artists Spazuk and Delhaes collected thousands of traces of monarch butterflies found in their natural environment by capturing their movement on carbon-blackened paper. Hundreds of volunteers cut and assemble the paper to create a unique self-portrait of the majestic lepidopterous.
RED WOLF REVIVAL
RED WOLF REVIVAL is a short film about the last remaining wild population of red wolves. Centered on the historic recovery effort in Eastern North Carolina and the state's declared intent to drive the species to extinction, the film documents the multifaceted struggle to reintroduce one of the rarest animals on earth.
KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK contains the world's highest density of the endangered Asian One-Horned rhino. Its ground zero for poaching and the illegal trade of rhino horn. Kaziranga profiles journalist Uttam Saikia, who uses his community contacts to gather information on poachers' plans, and uses his understanding of this region of civil unrest, to reform poachers.