Academy of Music | 274 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060
May 18, 2018 | 7:30 pm- 9:30 pm
Please join us for the FREE screening with donations accepted for CLAWS Conservancy. “Vanishing Kings: Desert Lions of the Namib” is a visually stunning film depicting a lion population on the edge. This small population has ventured into the oldest desert on the planet and managed to survive- for now. Learn how these desert-adapted lions make a living and the challenges they face.
Immediately following the screening, learn about conservation efforts to protect lions in Northern Botswana by National Geographic Explorer Dr. Andrew Stein. Dr. Stein is the founder of the CLAWS Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to human-wildlife coexistence and Associate Professor at Landmark College in Putney, VT. He has been working with communities across Africa to promote coexistence with large predators over the past 17 years. He will share his current work and answer questions about the state of big cat conservation in Africa.
If you have a passion for wildlife, especially big cats, you will absolutely love this event.
Although admission is free, this is a limited ticketed event so be sure to reserve your spot. Donations to be used for the conservation of lions will be accepted at the event.
** This movie night is family friendly, though we recommend ages 13+ as some scenes may be too graphic or unsuitable for small children. (i.e. Animal hunting scenes) Viewer discretion is advised.
• 7:30-7:45 | Introduction and welcome greeting from Dr. Andrew Stein, Founder of CLAWS Conservancy, National Geographic Explorer, wildlife biologist, and Associate Professor at Landmark College.
• 7:45-8:45 | Meet the Beasts: Screening of "Vanishing Kings: Desert Lions of the Namib", a Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival documentary - Watch the trailer
• 8:45-9:15 | Meet the Biologist: A brief talk with Dr. Andrew Stein where he informs us about the fate of the lions from the film, talks about his work in the field, and showcases a behind-the-scenes look at CLAWS project, "Pride In Our Prides" in Botswana.
• 9:15-9:30 | Q&A with Dr. Stein
CLAWS (Communities Living Among Wildlife Sustainably) Conservancy is a non-profit organization focused on creating a peaceful coexistence among wildlife and the humans that surround their habitats. We believe that when people are more educated about the animals they share an area with, they can more easily connect and invest in the animals' welfare, and change to a more sustainable and gentler approach to resolving wildlife conflicts.
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Screening of “Vanishing Kings: Desert Lions of the Namib” presented by CLAWS Conservancy - A Jackson Hole Wildlife Film and talk with National Geographic Explorer, Dr. Andrew Stein- A screening and presentation on the conservation of big cats proudly sponsored by BankESB.