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Forest & Bird, Nature on Screen


Mon 2 Nov 2015, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Where: Hawkins Theatre, 13 Ray Small Drive, Papakura, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Event Day: $9.23 ($9.00 + $0.23 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Listed by: katelomansmith

Forest and Bird, Nature on Screen, Double Feature Film Night

Battling Extinction.
New Zealand's last two bat species are on the downward spiral to extinction, unless something is done soon they will disappear forever.
The odds are stacked against them: Predators and extensive habitat damage have meant they are just holding on in tiny pockets around the country. To complicate things, myths and legends about bats have turned the public against them but luckily there is national bat team dedicating their time to saving our only land mammals. If only they could reverse the negative image about bats too, bats might just stand a chance at surviving into the future.

Pest Free?
New Zealand's unique wildlife is silently disappearing. The culprits: a rogue's gallery of introduced mammals eating their way through our back-country. But in the most remote and inhospitable corner of the nation, the Department of Conservation is fighting back. This documentary follows a trio of Fiordland rangers into the fray. Their ambitious and heartfelt battle to save our natives provides a lens with which to examine pest eradication on a landscape level - and ultimately, at a national level.
This film was made by Braydon Moloney as part of his Masters in Science Communications. From meddling birds to high-stake deer hunt, Pest Free? uniquely captures the behind-the-scenes at DOC, and reveals moments that even the rangers never see. It recently won the Best Environmental Film category at the 2015 New Zealand Mountain Film Festival (the first time a NZ film has won this category). It's also in the official selection for the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival and Depth of Field festival

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