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Featuring director Kate Brooks, director of the Center for Conservation Biology Dr. Sam Wasser and executive director of the Satao Project Gretchen Peters. Hosted by CBC's Anna Maria Tremonti.
There are only five northern white rhinos left on Earth. Slaughtered for their horns’ alleged medicinal qualities—with the black-market value of rhino horn exceeding that of cocaine—these animals teeter on the brink of extinction. Elephants in Central Africa risk a similar fate due to global demand for jewellery and carvings made from their tusks. Filmmaker and photojournalist Kate Brooks tells the story of the courageous individuals working against time and increasingly dangerous criminal syndicates to save the planet’s last animals. From rangers and military soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo who risk their lives fighting poachers, to a zoo in the Czech Republic that goes to all lengths to keep the Northern Whites alive, to a FBI-like investigator in Seattle who tracks seized ivory DNA, extraordinary work is being done. But will it be enough? Myrocia Watamaniuk
About the host
Anna Maria Tremonti is the host of CBC Radio One’s flagship network morning news program, The Current. Previously, she has been a senior reporter for CBC television’s The National and a host of The Fifth Estate. As a foreign correspondent she was based in Berlin, London, Jerusalem and Washington. As host of The Current, she has interviewed people as diverse as Malala Yousafzai and Henry Kissinger, and broadcast from Kabul, Moscow, Paris, Jerusalem, Buenos Aires, Havana, New York, Chicago, Miami and across Canada.
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