West Palm Beach, FL – On April 13, 2016, James Currie and his team of wildlife experts launched a Kickstarter campaign to complete his elephant documentary, “Last of the Big Tuskers”. The film covers the life and death of Isilo, one of the largest elephants in the world, and explores the future of the remaining big tusker elephants in Africa. Big tusker elephants are those elephants with tusks weighing more than one hundred pounds a side. Only forty of these majestic animals remain on earth today.
Tembe Park ranger Tom Mahamba, producer James Currie and big tusker expert Johan Marais plan to journey from South Africa to Kenya to document the world’s last remaining big tuskers. They will chronicle the Tembe Elephant Park’s efforts to protect the Tembe big tusker gene and explore the feasibility of its introduction to other parts of Africa where the gene for big tusks has been eliminated. The team has already completed two filming trips. They are seeking funding to complete the final filming requirements and for post-production activities.
“With the rapid migration of elephant poaching southward, this research cannot come at a better time. Something needs to be done NOW to save the world’s remaining giants,” says producer James Currie. “We are raising money on Kickstarter to raise awareness and also to build a community to support us on this amazing journey.”
In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including a digital download of the film for $20, autographed copies of his acclaimed book When Eagles Roar for $75, a signed DVD of Last of the Big Tuskers for $100, a personal screening of the film for $2000 and even a 4-night stay at Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa for $5000. Proceeds from Last of the Big Tuskers will go to two elephant conservation organizations: Elephants Without Borders and the Tembe Tusker Foundation.
For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below.
About James Currie
A native of South Africa, producer James Currie is an internationally acclaimed wildlife expert and television host. He is an authority in the field of sustainable development and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in African Languages and a Masters degree in Sustainable Environmental Management. He is a former Managing Director of Africa Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports communities surrounding wildlife areas in Africa. James’s passion is actively promoting the importance of forging links between local communities, wildlife and international travelers.
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Company Name: Last of the Big Tuskers
Contact Person: James Currie
Country: South Africa