A race against time is ongoing in Malaysia. Conservationist’s are on a mission to save the country’s last remaining Sumatran Rhinos. But the only way to achieve this, is to capture all remaining individuals in the wild – a dangerous and costly operation. Operation Sumatran Rhino chronicles Malaysia’s foremost rhino scientists in their incredible quest to save this critically endangered species.
"Operation Sumatran Rhino: Mission Critical" is a World Premiere at the 2016 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) on Wednesday, August 24. The evening is part of the WCFF outdoor summer film series with New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and will also feature the world premiere screening "Panda Babies". The evening takes place under the Arch at Washington Square Park and is free to the public. Film viewers can bring blankets, lawn chairs, food and drink but no alcohol.
"Operation Sumatran Rhino" is an episode of Mission Critical, a new monthly programming initiative featuring powerful stories of the most incredible and endangered animals on our planet. The new series hopes to inspire a new generation of animal lovers to preserve and protect our world’s amazing wildlife, and will premiere globally in 131 countries and 38 languages. Mission Critical kicks off on television, Sunday, Aug. 28, at 8/7c with the premiere of Panda Babies: Mission Critical.
The full length Wildlife Conservation Film Festival is October 14-24 in New York, celebrating its six year anniversary with ten days of film screenings, panel discussion, field trips, receptions, biodiversity conference and an awards ceremony. For more information visit: WCFF.org. The WCFF is the first and only film festival on the planet whose mission is to inform, engage and inspire the protection of global biodiversity.