Image: Screenshot from “Ethiopia’s Elephant Crisis” Trailer.

Ethiopia has already misplaced its black rhino, now it’s shedding its elephants

Addis Abeba, September 29/2020 – The brand new documentary movie “Ethiopia’s Elephant Crisis,” by award-winning American journalist and filmmaker Antoine Lindley, brings to the forefront the challenges that Ethiopia faces in wildlife conservation, particularly its efforts to avoid wasting its endangered elephants.

Commissioned by Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority with help of UNDP and GEF , the bottom breaking 40-minute documentary movie follows filmmaker/journalist Antoine Lindley to a number of the most distant parks of Ethiopia to inform the story of the challenges and conservation efforts to avoid wasting what may very well be Ethiopia’s final elephants.

Because the 1980’s Ethiopia has misplaced 90% of its elephants.
Right now, Ethiopia’s elephant inhabitants
is estimated to be lower than 1,900; that quantity is quickly dropping because of
poaching for ivory, habitat loss, and human-elephant conflicts.

“I made this film to give a voice for Ethiopia’s endangered elephants,” mentioned filmmaker Antoine Lindley. “It’s one factor to learn or hear in regards to the challenges dealing with elephant conservation in Ethiopia, however to truly doc it by way of movie is a strong visible instrument that I hope will convey extra consciousness and options.”

Filmmaker Antoine Lindley (left) throughout the filming of “Ethiopia’s Elephant Crisis” . Image: Screenshot

The movie not solely
weaves collectively a fascinating storyline of wildlife survival and conservation
efforts, it additionally shows fascinating sweeping stunning  landscapes whereas taking viewers on an
adventurous visible safari by way of Ethiopia’s 
dense riverine forests, woodlands, and plush inexperienced savannahs.

“Other than storytelling, it was additionally necessary for me to
take a cinematically refined strategy in order that the viewers can really feel like
they had been alongside on the journey,” added Antoine.

“The documentary provides a glimpse into the magnificent landscapes of our country, the devastating threats facing elephants across Ethiopia, and the front line heroes and community members living alongside them, protecting them and risking their lives every day.  Said Greta F. Iori, Regional Lead Horn of Africa, Elephant Protection Initiative.  Will we be able to save our continents’ vital landscape engineers and put an end to the brutal looting of these natural treasures for generations to come?”

“Ethiopia’s Elephant Crisis” is about to be launched on October 2, 2020 for home and worldwide distribution. Dispatch
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