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IMBD Edition of Wild Films ~ Flight for Survival
This is a special Wild Films screening in honor of International Migratory Bird Day 2012.
IMBD is a celebration of birds happening in the Yampa Valley throughout May that is sponsored locally by the Yampa Valley Birding Club, Yampatika, The Nature Conservancy, the USDA Forest Service and Bud Werner Memorial Library. Additional IMBD events will be posted here as they are confirmed.
About Flight for Survival
A film by Scott Mason and Martin Cray.
Winner! Merit Award for Conservation at the 2011 Intenational Wildlife Film Festival
Asian Vultures are dying out at an alarming rate. In the last decade, 99.9% of the population disappeared, making them more endangered than the Polar Bear - but it's the Vulture's unlovable reputation that's kept their plight out of the public eye. Now, one man has made it his life's mission to bring the Vulture's imminent extinction to the world's attention.
Scott Mason realized that to compete for publicity in a world where sensation is king, he had to do something very different. He hit upon the idea of combining his lifelong love of Falconry with the extreme sport of Paragliding and thus invented Parahawking - flying with his rescued and rehabilitated Egyptian Vultures, interacting with the birds in their own environment. Flight for Survival documents Scott's struggle to raise awareness in the Himalayan Mountains while attempting the highest, longest, most challenging Parahawking flight ever made.
Watch the trailer
Run time: 52 min.
About International Migratory Bird Day
International Migratory Bird Day celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The event is now hosted at over 500 sites throughout the Western Hemisphere, reaching hundreds of thousands of youth and adults. As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, the annual bird conservation theme focuses on 20 ways people may help preserve birds every day.
WILD FILMS AT THE LIBRARY is a free series of award-winning international wildlife films selected from the International Wildlife Film Festival. The International Wildlife Film Festival was established in 1977 in Missoula, Montana with a mission to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media.