Today, a million species are threatened with extinction because of humans. Nowhere is this reality for wildlife more pronounced than in Kenya. In a country the size of Texas with twice the number of people, the population explosion is putting humans and wildlife in constant competition for limited resources and space. It’s the perfect recipe for conflict.
This film is the first documentary to tell the real story behind Kenya’s present-day struggles with human-wildlife conflict. Using never-before-seen video footage from 1937 of renowned Big Game hunter-turned conservationist J.A. Hunter, we are guided through Kenya by his grandson, Alex Hunter, to learn about the on-ground efforts of four conservancies. Each offers a unique approach to mitigating the often-tragic encounters between humans and wildlife.
While many conservation films focus solely on wildlife, The Hunter Legacy demonstrates how holistic conservation for both wildlife and communities is the only path forward if we want to find effective solutions to save many magnificent species that are on the brink of extinction.