A new film about Africa s embattled Virunga National Park debuts just days after the parks director was shot by gunmen.  Virunga National Park is an amazing, irreplaceable place. Nearly 2 million acres of forests, swamps, savannas and snowfields sprawl over ancient mountains and active volcanoes, teeming with iconic wildlife like chimpanzees, lowland gorillas and about 25 percent of Earth's wild mountain gorillas.

A new film about Africa s embattled Virunga National Park debuts just days after the parks director was shot by gunmen. Virunga National Park is an amazing, irreplaceable place. Nearly 2 million acres of forests, swamps, savannas and snowfields sprawl over ancient mountains and active volcanoes, teeming with iconic wildlife like chimpanzees, lowland gorillas and about 25 percent of Earth's wild mountain gorillas.

photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

One upon a forest - a must see film. The link for the pin is broken, but the film has a webpage here http://www.wildbunch.biz/films/once_upon_a_forest.

One upon a forest - a must see film. The link for the pin is broken, but the film has a webpage here http://www.wildbunch.biz/films/once_upon_a_forest.

DRAW THE LINE Keep oil exploration out of Africa's oldest national park Virunga where the gorillas live. We need to keep an oil company, Soco International PLC (Soco), out of the park and stop it from exploring for oil.    http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/congo_basin_forests/problems/oil_extraction/draw_the_line_pledge.cfm?src=virunga_source=WWF+International_campaign=b11f59237e-draw_the_line_Save_Virunga_medium=email_term=0_61baba9791-b11f59237e-291535937

DRAW THE LINE Keep oil exploration out of Africa's oldest national park Virunga where the gorillas live. We need to keep an oil company, Soco International PLC (Soco), out of the park and stop it from exploring for oil. http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/congo_basin_forests/problems/oil_extraction/draw_the_line_pledge.cfm?src=virunga_source=WWF+International_campaign=b11f59237e-draw_the_line_Save_Virunga_medium=email_term=0_61baba9791-b11f59237e-291535937

An article by Lee Grady on this same subject went viral recently. Here's a woman's perspective on the subject.

An article by Lee Grady on this same subject went viral recently. Here's a woman's perspective on the subject.

Virunga National Park....  Warden & Gorilla - A Real Friendship  pic.twitter.com/Ak0GBdupSD

Virunga National Park.... Warden & Gorilla - A Real Friendship pic.twitter.com/Ak0GBdupSD

Actor, medicine man, rainmaker and "reverse missionary", Native American Sun Bear returns to share his views on Native American enviornmentalism and spirituality.

A Conversation With Native American Sun Bear

Actor, medicine man, rainmaker and "reverse missionary", Native American Sun Bear returns to share his views on Native American enviornmentalism and spirituality.

Farida Pacha's documentary "My Name is Salt" wins IDFA First Appearance Award

Farida Pacha's documentary "My Name is Salt" wins IDFA First Appearance Award

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