Saving Warru

Wild Films ~ Saving Warru

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
  • Library Hall
A featured documentary at the 2018 International Wildlife Film Fest by Daniel Clarke and Amy Pysden ... plus a bonus short, Los Osos Anteojos (The Spectacled Bears)

Warru, or black-footed rock-wallaby, is one of South Australia's most endangered mammals. In 2007, when numbers dropped below 200 in the remote central desert, the Warru Recovery Team was formed to help save the precious species from extinction. Bringing together contemporary science, practical on-ground threat management and traditional Anangu ecological knowledge, this unique decade-long program has recently celebrated the release of dozens of warru to the wild for the first time. Come on a remarkable adventure in conservation and culture as the indigenous people of the wild red deserts of Australia fight to save a national icon. Run time: 60 minutes

BONUS SHORT! Los Osos Anteojos (The Spectacled Bears) by Kristen Heard
In the Andean dry forest, South America's only native bear is struggling for survival. The Andean Spectacled Bear faces habitat destruction from deforestation, illegal farming, and human encroachment. One organization, Spectacled Bear Conservation Society in Peru, is working to find ways for this gentle creature to exist and thrive in an increasingly threatening world. Run time: 7 minutes

Run Time: 

60 minutes

About Wild Films at the Library

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.