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Film Premier, Seattle Washington. Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest

presentation
June 28, 2017 7:30–10:00 pm
LOCATION
The Mountaineers
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Suggested donation: 9 USD
Join the Mountain Caribou Initiative as we share our biggest project yet:

Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest is a cinematic journey into the tragically threatened world of endangered mountain caribou, their home in the world's largest remaining inland temperate rainforest, and the critical human choices that will ultimately decide the fate of this stunning ecosystem. With the failure of agencies in the U.S. and Canada to regulate industrial resource extraction effectively, honor the treaty rights of indigenous peoples, and protect the integrity of the natural systems of this region, this film gives voice to First Nations, scientists, foresters, conservationists, and recreationists attempting to chart a new path forward before it is too late.
Dont Miss: A raffle at the event will feature outdoor gear from our sponsors. A Q&A with the Mountain Caribou Initiative team will be held after the screening.
Tickets also available at the door

Background:
The alpine kingdom of mountain caribou in western Canada and the northwestern United States is crumbling around these beautiful and sensitive creatures.
As their habitat has been steadily altered or destroyed by human activities, mountain caribou have been declining rapidly. Unsure whether this project will be documentation of the end of a distinct ecotype of caribou or a step towards inspiring the change in human behavior needed to save these animals, David Moskowitz, Marcus Reynerson, Kim Shelton and Colin Arisman have set out to explore the world of these reclusive animals across the Selkirk, Columbia and Rocky mountains.

What they have discovered is a compelling and complicated story, playing out in a strikingly beautiful yet deeply scarred landscape. It is a story that defies easy answers for the problems people have created and one that illuminates the complicated web of ecological relationships which humans have altered in ways not easily undone.

Less than 15 caribou remain in the herd that crosses back and forth between the United States and Canada in the Pacific Northwest and herds across the southern range of this unique eco-type of caribou are disappearing quickly. The population is estimated at less than 1500 across all of British Columbia.
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