Washington D.C.: The future of hunting and wildlife conservation is in the hands of billions of non-hunters. Outdoor journalists Craig Boddington and Conrad Evarts produced the film “Anti-Poaching: Mozambique” to document the successful work of an anti-poaching unit in Mozambique funded by hunters with the support of Humanitarian Operations Protecting Elephants. For the first time in a long time, New Yorkers will have a reasonable and accurate portrayal of a case study in hunter funded conservation success. Safari Club International Foundation and Safari Club International Golden Gate Chapter along with many private donors including many non-hunters contributed to this project

The film documents two weeks of the gritty and dangerous work done by a 16-man unit. Follow along on intense motorcycle patrols and foot pursuits through the jungle as they apprehend poachers. You’ll also see how community involvement improves their effectiveness through hiring locals, meat drops, education and digging water wells.

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) is an academic organization with the mission of informing, engaging and inspiring audiences about the need for and importance of the protection of global biodiversity.

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The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) mission is to inform, engage and inspire audiences about the need for and importance of the protection of global biodiversity. There is no other film festival likes this in North America dedicated to wildlife conservation. For a schedule of films and speakers visit:

http://www.wcff.org/2016-film-festival/

WCFF celebrates its sixth year anniversary as the only film festival in the globe that is dedicated to wildlife conservation. This year, over 75 documentaries representing over 40 countries will be screened, more than 60 of the films will have their world premieres, and more than 30 international film producers and scientists will be in attendance. The many countries represented include Botswana, India, France, Mozambique, Iran, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Germany, and South Africa.

“We are proud the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival has grown from a one day event to a ten day event in our short history. This is the premiere film festival in North America for global biodiversity and wildlife conservation,” said Christopher J. Gervais, CEO & Founder of the WCFF.

Tickets for this year are priced at $18.00 in advance for a film screening and panel discussion, and $25 at the door.

For more information: www.WCFF.org

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