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THE LAST ANIMALS: Panel Discussion

Wednesday 8th November, 2017

The Last Animals is now screening at Bertha DocHouse - book here

Conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones she is used to covering to a new kind of genocide- the killing of African Elephants and Rhinos - in this sweeping and sobering expose of an underreported crisis.

As the single-digit population of Northern White Rhinoceros ticks closer to zero, The Last Animals investigates the current epidemic of highly effective poaching and trafficking syndicates, drawing startling connections between the illegal wildlife trade and international terrorism and border security.

But all is not yet lost - at the same time, the film documents the heroic efforts of conservationists, park rangers, and scientists to protect these animals on the verge of extinction in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. The result is a potent plea for worldwide attention and action to combat the permanent loss of these majestic creatures.

Q&A with Director Kate Brooks, Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson MP, Her Excellency, the Ambassador of Gabon, Will Travers OBE, President of Born Free and Dr. Sam Wasser, ivory forensics scientist. Hosted by international editor of Channel 4 News journalist Lindsey Hilsum.

Trailer

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