Use Movies to Teach Africans to Protect Wildlife!

by Pan African Sanctuary Alliance
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Summary

PASA is working with its member wildlife centers throughout Africa and a film company named Nature for Kids to distribute a series of excellent, entertaining films about wildlife conservation. The videos are designed to appeal to children in underdeveloped areas such as rural African communities. PASA is distributing the films widely across Africa on national television and through other media to maximize their impact on public awareness.
$3,000.00
total goal
$2,902.00
remaining
4
donors
0
monthly donors
10
months active

Challenge

Many local communities in Africa have not had the opportunity to learn about the negative impacts that some of their unsustainable practices have on their environment. The illegal, commercial bush meat trade and habitat loss are the primary threats to ape populations. In addition to chimpanzees and gorillas, the bush meat crisis affects many species of monkeys, antelopes, buffalo, forest elephants, birds, crocodiles, and tortoises resulting in a serious threat to Africa's biodiversity.

Solution

While engaging audiences with entertaining and sometimes exciting content, the videos convey important messages about the inherent cruelty of hunting animals and trapping them with snares, the illegal nature of extracting resources from protected forests, arrests and imprisonment of poachers, and the health risks of consuming ape meat. The films also describe alternative livelihoods to hunting and trafficking wildlife such as raising chickens, goats, or rabbits.

Long-Term Impact

Sharing these videos through the media of multiple African countries has the potential to change the perspective and behavior of African communities. A positive change in human-environmental interactions in Africa will increase eco-tourism in the impacted countries, and ensure that Africa's wildlife lives on for future generations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.pasaprimates.org
Nature for Kids - Homepage
Nature for Kids - YouTube
Nature for Kids - Vimeo

Organization Information

Pan African Sanctuary Alliance

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.pasaprimates.org
Project Leader:
Gregg Tully
Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA)
Portland, OR United States

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