In celebration of both World Lion and World Elephants Days, the WCFF hosts an evening of films with discussion to celebrate these iconic species. to inform the public how important they are to the biodiversity and health of the oceans.
Just thirty years ago there 250,000 lions in Africa, today less than 18, 0000. The Asiatic Lion which is restricted to a small area in India numbers less than 550 individuals.
The same is even more true with Elephants. In the 1980’s there were 1.2 million elephants in Africa, today less than 300,000. In Asia the species is less than 30,000 in the wild. Poaching and habitat loss have taken their toll on all three species of elephants and if the current rate of deforestation and habitat loss continues Elephants will have no place to live in the wild.
In celebration of World Orangutan Day, the WCFF hosts an evening of films with discussion to celebrate Orangutans and the other Great Apes. Orangutans and chimpanzees share 0ver 98% of our DNA, yet we continue to destroy their habitats for timber, minerals and the Palm Oil industry. We keep them captive for testing in laboratories for experiments and sell them for the exotic pet trade. In some counties their populations are subject to the bush meat trade and they are sold in open air markets for food.
The WCFF mission is to inform, engage and inspire wildlife conservation through the power of film. In doing so we host programs at high schools, colleges and universities across the globe. These events are usually two hours long with 90 minutes of film, 30 minutes for panel discussion and Q&A. Programs are free for students, staff, faculty and the public to attend.
Wednesday, September 25
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The WCFF in partnership with the City of Vaasa, Finland, VAMK University, Vaasa University and the Vaasa Wildlife Film Festival is hosting a a Climate Change Conference and Networking Forum.
This event is open to the general public and is in partnership with universities, corporate organizations, filmmakers, scientists, the city of Vaasa and the government of Finland. opening event on Thursday, September 26 at Vaasa University, Wolff Auditorium and Interactive Space.
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In celebration of World Rivers Day, the WCFF is partnering with the Halifax Central Library and the Ocean Tracking Network.
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Join the WCFF for our 9th year anniversary, October 17-27, 2019. Over 100 wildlife documentary films, representing over 40 nations. Many North America and World Premiers. Filmmakers and scientists in attendance from over 30 countries. Most screenings at the Cinema Village Theater, located between Union and Washington Squares in the Village.Ten days of film screenings, panel discussions, receptions, networking, field trips and more.
Tickets range from $18.00 for a screening to $300.00 for an all access festival pass.
Purchase festival pass: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4072728
Join the WCFF for a 8 day, 7 night, all inclusive trip to Ayaymama Eco Lodge in the upper Peruvian Amazon. Our group will stay in Area de Conservacion Regional Comunal Pampa Caño, a private reserve on the Pampa Caño Creek, a tributary of the Amazon River. The reserve is located 72 miles from Iquitos, where our trip begins and ends.
The lodge is adjacent to the Pacaya and Samiria National Reserve. Each day our group will have the opportunity to explore canopy walkways to see dozens of species of birds, sloths, howler monkeys. Explore by boat and on foot to see the Amazon basin to see palm swamps, black water basins, one of the most unique biodiversity regions on the planet. We will see the Amazon rainforest and explore the habitat, wildlife and visit native peoples in their villages. Opportunity to snorkel with pink river dolphins, fishing and camping outside one evening if you desire.
The trip includes all transportation, excursions, accommodation, three meals daily, guiding. Not included is alcoholic beverages and international airfare.
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