Acclaimed filmmaker Louie Psihoyos‘s important new documentary, Racing Extinction will make its world broadcast premiere Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, on the Discovery Channel. SavingSpecies is proud to be a part it! Our president, Dr. Stuart Pimm, appears in the film, helping explain the science and statistics of extinction–and what we can do to stop it!
Chronicling the global extinction crisis in stunning videography, Louie’s film documents the many ways human beings are contributing to species loss. From overfishing to coral damage, from excessive amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to destruction of tropical forests, the message is foreboding.
We can do something to stop extinctions
The good news is that the world can do something about it–and even reverse the tide of extinction. And in the end, this is the message at the heart of Racing Extinction. Even small steps taken by individuals, from changing food choices and reducing carbon footprints, or even planting trees to sequester carbon dioxide, human beings can make a real difference for biodiversity.
SavingSpecies was honored to be chosen by Louie and the producers to offset the not-inconsequential carbon costs of making Racing Extinction. As filmmaking involves lots of travel, these often unaccounted carbon costs can add up.
As we announced in September, SavingSpecies will use the carbon offset donation from Racing Extinction to restore degraded forests in Ecuador. These forests are also home to spectacular biodiversity, including critically-endangered glass frogs and capuchin monkeys.
In this way, Louie and his team are not only fighting global warming–and accounting for their carbon. They are also helping to provide rare and threatened species with a real chance of survival.
We hope you will watch Racing Extinction on Wednesday, December 2. And that you will be inspired, too!