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Wildlife Conservation’s 3rd Annual Film Festival In NYC

Photo credit: WCFF

Photo credit: WCFF

The third annual Wildlife Conservation’s Film Festival(WCFF) will be on Thursday, January 31st to Saturday, February 2nd at the Crosby Street Hotel. 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. The films are designed to raise public awareness regarding the ivory trade, homeless and captive tigers in America, human-wildlife conflict issues and the disappearance of Asian elephants. 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 January 30th to be held at I Tre Merli from 7-10 p.m. 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 on February 2nd from 9-10:30 p.m. will be held. The prominent guests featured will include the Series Producer of NATURE, Janet Hess, National Geographic Investigative Reporter, Bryan Christy, Kelvin Alie from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the Vice President of EcoHealth Alliance, Dr. William Karesh and Professor E. O. Wilson who will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award, 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.”

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!

WHEN: Thursday, January 31st to Saturday, February 2nd


I Tre Merli
463 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Crosby Street Hotel
79 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

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.

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