Y2Y Brings Nationally Acclaimed “Wild Ways: Corridors of Life” Documentary to Idaho
September 12, 2016
Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative Brings Nationally Acclaimed “Wild Ways: Corridors of Life” Documentary to Idaho
This month Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) is screening the nationally acclaimed PBS NOVA documentary “Wild Ways: Corridors of Life” at two locations in Idaho: Boise and Ketchum. The film explores how the world's parks and wildlife preserves can be connected to function as the last enclaves of wild nature. Each presentation will be followed by a panel discussion. Admission is free.
- In Boise: On Monday, September 19th, Wild Ways will screen in the Trophy Room of the Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters Building (600 S. Walnut St, Boise) at 7pm.
- In Ketchum: On Tuesday, September 20th, Wild Ways will show at The Community Library (45 Spruce Ave Ketchum) at 6 pm. Following each screening, a panel discussion will feature local conservation experts focusing on how the challenges and opportunities presented in the film play out in our region.
“Wild Ways” is a ground-breaking film that showcases the challenges of preserving biodiversity on a crowded planet. While national parks and preserves offer some protection, even the magnificent Serengeti and Yellowstone parks have become islands of nature in a human dominated landscape. This isolation can mean extinction for the world’s iconic wildlife – lions, tigers, elephants, wolves, and grizzly bears.
“Wild Ways brings big ideas of large landscape conservation to life with beautiful footage from Africa and North America,” said Kim Trotter, Y2Y’s US Program Director, “and illustrates how on-the-ground work protects the people, places, and wildlife we love.”
The film demonstrates how some of the planet’s most beloved species can be preserved by linking critical wildlife refuges through safe highway crossings and protected land corridors. From the Northern Rockies of North America stretching from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to the Yukon Territory, to Southern Africa’s elephant highways stretching across five nations, “Wild Ways” reveals the promise of connectivity conservation for our planet’s most cherished – and endangered – species.
A joint Canada-U.S. not-for-profit organization, Y2Y connects and protects habitat from Yellowstone to Yukon so people and nature can thrive. The only organization dedicated to securing the long-term ecological health of this entire region, their work is heavily featured in the film.
“Wild Ways" director James Brundige calls Y2Y, “the most successful and thought-out large landscape project in the world,” and “an inspiration for many other connectivity projects around the globe.”
To learn more about the film, see www.wildways.us.
For further comment, contact:
- Kim Trotter, Y2Y US Program Director
208-709-1114 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jennifer Hoffman
Y2Y Development and Communicatons Director
403-609-2666 ext. 4 | email@example.com
- Katie Holsinger, Film Tour Coordinator
406-924-9209 | firstname.lastname@example.org