Pembe Ya Ndovu – Press Release


From: CMS Secretariat

Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 4:21 PM

To: UN Bonn All Premises <****************************>

Subject: FW: International Elephant Film Festival – Screening on Thursday at 14.00 hrs


Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to a film screening on Thursday, 3rd March, to celebrate UN World Wildlife Day. Come and join us to watch a spectacular film, which will be shown for the first time at the International Elephant Film Festival in New York organized by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and CITES on the same day.

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) observes this special day for wildlife on the UN calendar. Being a wildlife convention, CMS is joining the campaign, which is celebrated under the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands.”


Film screening

Pembe ya Ndovu – we want ivory and we want more now!

Thursday, 3 March

14.00 hrs

Press Room, LE 2105


Elephants will be a main focus of World Wildlife Day under the theme “The future of elephants is in our hands”. The biggest terrestrial animals on Earth which migrate across the African Savannah are threatened by professional, organized crime groups hunting them for their ivory.

Pembe ya Ndovu’ takes viewers on an exciting journey across the heart of Africa, from Gabon’s Atlantic coast, across the Congo Basin to the savannahs of East Africa.  Filmed entirely in full HD, spectacular wildlife sequences contrast with disturbing footage of markets selling illegal wildlife products, and shoot-outs between rangers and armed poachers.   This powerful film is a wake-up call to the world – we are in danger of losing some of Africa’s most iconic species – elephants, rhinos, gorillas and okapis – if we cannot curb the demand for wildlife products such as ivory, rhino-horn and bushmeat.

Steve Taylor produces documentaries highlighting the plight of endangered animals and the need to conserve our planet’s fragile biodiversity.

The Entrance is free, but donations to support future projects are welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there!

UNEP/CMS Secretariat