The third annual Wildlife Conservation’s Film Festival (WCFF) originally scheduled for Thursday, November 8 to Saturday, November 10 at the TriBeCa Grand Hotel & Theater has been postponed. WCFF festivals are produced across North America to educate audiences about the current threats to our ecosystem. The screenings will be documentary films on wildlife, conservation and natural history. Their purpose is to raise public awareness regarding the ivory trade, homeless and captive tigers in America, human-wildlife conflict issues and the disappearance of Asian elephants, etc. The films at this year’s WCFF include the “Eye of the Whale”, “Day of the Tiger”, “Amazon Alive- Part 1: Jungle of the Mind”, “Cotton Tops” and “Koala Hospital”. A special feature presentation, “Blood Ivory”, will also be playing by National Geographic investigative reporter Bryan Christy.
There will be an opening night reception fundraiser to benefit Big Life Foundation and Trust for Wildlife on November 7 to be held at I Tre Merli in Soho. The gathering will consist of some prestigious animal experts and surprise guests. There will also be an exclusive art auction.
An Awards Ceremony and Panel Discussion will be held on Saturday, November 10 at 8:30 p.m. The prominent guests featured will include Bob Simon of CBS Evening News’ ’60 Minutes,’ Kelvin Alie of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Investigative Reporter Bryan Christy of National Geographic, Vice President Dr. William Karesh of the EcoHealth Alliance, among others.
WCFF was founded by Christopher J. Gervais, an environmental and marine scientist, to enlighten whilst entertaining people around the world about protecting wildlife. The WCFF message is that “the protection of species and habitat is critical to the survival of humanity and we all are responsible for ensuring that generations can appreciate and enjoy the planet’s natural treasures.” Other upcoming festivals will be held in Washington, D.C. on November 1-4 and Miami, FL. in April 2013.
Please come out to support and educate yourself about the current trend of abuse towards the environment and the animals. The world’s ecosystems are in danger of being collapsing due to many factors, such as overfishing, illegal hunting, pollution, deforestation. Did you know that there are over 1,000 animal species that are endangered? There are only 20,000 lions left in Africa. That is a 75 percent drop in the last 20 years.
Now is the time to come out and make a difference. It is up to us to take responsibility for a change now and spread the word! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
TriBeCa Grand Hotel & Theater
2 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
TICKETS: Opening Reception: $75
Individual film series: $18
Awards Ceremony & Panel Discussion: $35
Film Festival Pass: $175 (includes access to all events)
Purchase your tickets here.