13 Feb 2020
Venue: International Environment House I | Room 1
Organization: Geneva Environment Network
Our Planet is a documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough showcasing the world's natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles that still remain. Our Planet is a Netflix original documentary series and a groundbreaking collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films.
This eight-part series explores the unique and precious wonders of our natural world from the creators of the award-winning series Planet Earth. In partnership with WWF, Our Planet combines stunning photography and technology with an unprecedented, never-before-filmed look at the planet’s remaining wilderness areas and their animal inhabitants. The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with over 600 members of crew capturing more than 3,500 filming days, focusing on the breadth of diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.
Our Planet Netflix series has won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Documentary Series and Outstanding Narrator.
“Jungles and rainforests are home to an incredible variety of species like preening birds, intelligent orangutans and remarkably ambitious ants.”
Facilitating the discussion on the episode is Anita Studler, Conservationist and Founder of Nordesta.
Swiss-born ornithologist, conservationist and ecologist Anita Studer first saw the rare Forbe ’s blackbird in Brazil’s Pedra Talhada forest in 1981 while carrying out her studies for a degree in ornithology. Enthralled by its beauty, she decided it would be her research subject. To her despair, she soon learned the forest was earmarked for destruction. Without the forest, the blackbird would perish. So, she decided to act. She launched a campaign that led to the protection of 4,500 hectares of forest as a federal reserve. Afterwards, she continued campaigning as a conservationist and ecologist and has even had a species of frog, Dendrosophus studerae, named in her honour. In 1985, Studer created the Nordesta Association to raise funds, including for new schools in local villages in Brazil’s Pedra Talhada region. In 2009, she was made Knight of the French Legion of Honour.
Free screening of films highlighting environmental crisis or success restauration examples are organized at the Environment House. The screenings are all for educational purposes, non-profit and non-commercial.
Our Planet is being screened at the International Environment House in its original language (English).