In “Gambling on Extinction”, director Jakob Kneser, takes the viewer on a horrific journey, starting from the killing fields in Kenya and South Africa to the trading hubs of Vietnam and China. Joined by undercover investigators, rangers, ex-poachers, conservationists and buyers, Jakob exposes the lethal mechanisms of the global trade in endangered species, the terrorist connection, the customers, and the champions working to end this environmental disaster.
As numbers go down the prices go up, making it a perverse futures market in extinction. Poaching is an international crime. It will take a concerted international response to stop it. As Allan Thornton, President of the Environmental Investigation Agency, says: “The world has two choices. We can have elephants. Or we can have ivory trade. We can’t have both.”
Country: Germany/Canada | Year: 2015 | Duration; 52 MINS
Production: A&O BUERO AND REAL TO REEL
Director: JAKOB KNESER
Versions Available: ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN