April 15, 2010
A new film by Disneynature hopes to inspire change
A new film by Disneynature, in partnership with Participant Media (producer of the social action campaign for this film and for the Oscar-winning "The Cove"), is set to be released on April 22nd—Earth Day's 40th birthday. This documentary uses the latest underwater technology to chronicle the three-quarters of our Earth that is covered by water. While the film is a spectacular celebration of the diversity of life within our oceans, bringing awareness to the beauty and importance of this vital ecosystem, it also touches upon the issues of overfishing, bycatch and global warming's impact on polar bears.
Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States are proud to be part of a coalition of organizations working with Participant Media to promote the film and the film's message. Dr. Naomi Rose, marine mammal biologist for HSI and The HSUS, is featured on the film's website as an Ocean Hero and authored a chapter on whales and dolphins for the companion book to the movie, which features chapters by many other conservationists. She specializes in international marine mammal protection issues such as whaling, the impact of noise on marine life, the welfare of captive marine mammals, and the sport hunting of polar bears.
Please visit the film's social outreach website, where you can learn more and take action to help protect our oceans. We will have our own actions featured on the site alongside actions from other organizations. You may also see a guest blog or two from some of our experts at HSI and The HSUS! While you are there, make sure to sign the Save My Oceans Pledge and join with the many other people who have promised to do their part to help save our oceans.