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UN-Cinema presents "The Last Animals"

The United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) and the German UN Association NRW-Chapter (DGVN NRW e.V.) in collaboration with the Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS) and UN Bonn invite you to the screening of “The Last Animals” – a documentary by Kate Brooks.

When? Thursday, 13 September 2018, 6:00 PM
Where? Gremiensaal, Deutsche Welle Bonn, Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3, 53113 Bonn

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The event is free of charge. The documentary and discussion will be in English.

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The award-winning documentary is a story about an extraordinary group of people who go to all lengths to save the planet’s last animals. The documentary follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and criminal networks to protect elephants and rhinos. From Africa’s front lines to behind the scenes of Asian markets to the United States, the film takes an intense look at the global response to this slaughter and the desperate measures to genetically rescue the Northern White rhinos who are on the edge of extinction.

During a post-screening discussion, our panelists will share expert views on the issues highlighted in the documentary: Why is it important for the future of humanity to protect wild animals and what can each of us do to conserve our planet’s biodiversity? How do states cooperate at international level to combat wildlife crime and to regulate international trade of wild animals and plants to ensure their survival with benefits for the environment?

Our panelists:

Melanie Virtue, Head Aquatic Species Team, UN Environment Convention on Migratory Species in Bonn

Joseph Mutua, Legal Officer on Wildlife Crime at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Environmental Law Centre in Bonn

Moderated by Isabelle Beaucamp, German UN Association NRW-Chapter (DGVN NRW e.V.)

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About the director: Kate Brooks is an international photojournalist turned filmmaker, who chronicled conflict and human rights issues for nearly two decades before turning her lens to conservation. In 2012-13, she was a Knight Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan where she researched the global wildlife trafficking crisis before embarking on directing The Last Animals. The documentary premiered at Tribeca on Earth Day in 2017. Brooks’ drive and passion for conservation comes from the fundamental belief that time is running out and that we are at a critical moment in natural history.

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