The Hunter Legacy: Conflict, Survival, and Extinction in Modern Kenya--Film Screening and Discussion
About The Hunter Legacy: Conflict, Survival, and Extinction in Modern Kenya--Film Screening and Discussion
Millions of species are threatened with extinction because of humans. Nowhere is this reality for wildlife more pronounced than in Kenya. In a country the size of Texas with twice the number of people, the population explosion is putting humans and wildlife in constant competition for limited resources and space. It’s the perfect recipe for conflict. This film tells the real story behind Kenya’s present-day struggles with human-wildlife conflict. Using never-before-seen video footage from 1937 of famous big-game-hunter-turned conservationist J.A. Hunter, we are guided through Kenya by his grandson to learn about the on-the-ground efforts of four conservancies. Each offers a unique approach to mitigating the (often tragic) encounters between humans and wildlife. Registered attendees will receive a link via email to stream the film and can watch it anytime in the week prior to the discussion. A community discussion and Q&A will follow on Thursday, May 6 with filmmaker, Hunter Sykes. Part of the Environmental Justice & Sustainability Speaker Series, Middlebury Inst. of Intl. Studies. Free, open to public. Registration required. All details on the web--https://go.miis.edu/sustainability. For questions, contact Rachel C., Center for the Blue Economy, [email protected], (831) 647-4183 (pls. leave message).