Free screening on disappearing desert lions
BRATTLEBORO- On Saturday, April 21, at 7 pm, CLAWS Conservancy presents a free screening of “Vanishing Kings: Desert Lions of the Namib” hosted by National Geographic explorer Dr. Andrew Stein.
The award-winning documentary by Will and Lianne Steenkamp follows five male lions in their journey from newborn cubs to adulthood. The unforgiving climate of the Namib desert, which stretches for more than 1,200 miles along the Atlantic coast of the African continent, has pushed these lions to the brink of extinction. The lessons learned by the “five musketeers” are key to the pride’s survival.
Following the film, Stein will discuss conservation efforts to protect lions in their natural habitat. Stein is a National Graphic explorer and an associate professor of natural science at Landmark College. He founded the Communities Living Among Wildlife Sustainably Conservancy to help promote coexistence between African communities and large predators.
Donations for use in the conservation of lions will be accepted. Some scenes in this film may be be unsuitable for children under 13. Viewer discretion is advised. This event is free and open to the public. To reserve tickets send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.