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February 2016

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Feburary Photo Album

Feburary Photo Album

If you have photos to share with the group please send them in. Details of how to submit photos is included in the album. Click the link below to view this month's photos:

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Friday, 19 February 2016

Film Premiere Invitation

Film Premiere Invitation

Written and produced by ecologist and filmmaker Andy Clark, and featuring a musical score by University of York student Peter Baumann, this film follows the ongoing evolution of life on the world's oldest and most iconic island; Madagascar.
Madagascar is the most endemic-rich country on Earth, with over 100 lemur species, half of the world's chameleons, and every type of ecosystem imaginable. But since humans arrived, just 1500 years ago, and particularly over the last 200 years of development, Madagascar is now a global hotspot of critically endangered species. As little as 2% of it's forest still stands.
In his invitation to us Andy Clark, the film maker wrote: "The film follows the story of the ongoing evolution of life on the world's oldest island, including the colossal anthropogenic threats that the wildlife of the island is facing. It's real, but it's not a depressing conservation rant and, most relevantly to the RSPB, my core message in the film is to "Love where you live". Too often we over-value tropical wildlife for the sake of novelty, and far too often do we Brits under-value how wonderful our wildlife is at home. I hope to impress people with Madagascar, but I want to inspire them to love their home".
You can see a trailer of the film by clicking the link below.
The premiere, a drinks reception and short talk about the making of the film followed by the screening, will take place on 13 April, 19:30- 21:00 at the Rymer Auditorium, Music Research Centre, University Of York.
If you would like to attend please contact Barry Bishop:barryjbishop@hotmail.com