The magnificent new film The Last Lions has its UK premier on Nat Geo Wild on Sunday 19 February 2012 at 9pm (repeated on Monday 20 February 2012 at 4pm and Friday 24 February 2012 at 10pm). National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, Dereck and Beverly Joubert have filmed this epic documentary on location at Duba Plains in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, it tells the story of a lioness struggling to protect her cubs.
Some may be alarmed to learn that the current statistics on the lion populations have dwindled from an estimated 400,000 in the 1940’s to as few as 20,000 animals today. The factors surrounding this decline range from loss of habitat, burgeoning human populations as well as human conflict.
The Big Cats Initiative is a worthy program that supports conservation and education projects and is essentially a global awareness campaign to halt this steady decline and highlight why these magnificent creatures are so vital to the ecosystem.
Delight in watching this film and show your support by making a donation to the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative, however small, to play your part in this essential protection of wildlife. Send us proof of your donation (such as your donation confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will enter you into our prize draw. The top prize is a personally signed book by Beverly and Dereck Joubert the filmmakers, called Eye of the Leopard. There are also runner up prizes of various National Geographic DVD’s.
The draw will take place on 30th March 2012 at 4pm. Winners will be notified by email within 5 days of the draw taking place.
Watch the trailer below and remember all the proceeds of this film are put back into conserving these big cats through the work of various projects supported by National Geographic Big Cats Initiative.
Good luck and happy viewing!