Filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert (also see TEDtalk: Beverly & Dereck Joubert - Life lessons from big cats) follow the epic journey of the lioness named Ma di Tau (“Mother of Lions”) in the wetlands of Botswana’s Okavango Delta as she battles to protect her cubs against the daunting onslaught of enemies to ensure their survival.
This gripping real-life saga "The Last Lions" unfolds inside a stark reality: lions are vanishing from the wild. In the last 50 years, lion populations have plummeted from 450,00 to as few as 20,000. Dereck and Beverly Joubert weave their dramatic storytelling and breathtaking, up-close footage around a resonating question: are Ma di Tau and her young to be among the last lions? Or will we as humans, having seen how tough, courageous and poignant their lives in the wild are, be moved to make a difference?
Watch The Last Lions trailer - and make a difference for lions!
For every trailer viewing on YouTube (watching the one above also counts in!), starting February 1, 2011, National Geographic will contribute $.10* to lion conservation in Botswana. Watch as many times as you want, and share with your friends and family. Let's get to 1 million views together!
*Contribution maximum is $100,000. For more details on this program, visit www.thelastlions.com
To learn more about there the movie was filmed and see exclusive footage and photos from The Last Lions, visit http://www.facebook.com/BotswanaTourism.