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Dr Nan Hauser, invited speaker to IUCAWA2014

Nov 3, 2014

Dr. Hauser recently received a spotlight at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) for the documentary she produced. She’s gotten extraordinary footage of whales doing everything from breaching her dinghy to playing with dolphins in the high seas — some of which you can see in this video. Nan studies whales to save them. She helped create a whale sanctuary larger than Western Europe in the Cook Islands, where she’s worked for the past twenty years. Now she’s partnering with CI to develop the Cook Islands Marine Park — bigger than Alaska, it is one of the largest protected areas on earth. Discover how through love, devotion, and shear force of personality Nan has been making a massive difference, using her research to to keep the oceans blue.

The WCFF is the premier wildlife film festival in North America. More than 75 documentary films were screened during the week, many of which are world premieres. Films representing more than 30 countries and more than 25 international filmmakers, scientists and conservationists were in attendance.


Aere ra To’ora from Nan Hauser on Vimeo.
To follow the satellite tagging project go to:
Filmed by: Nan Hauser & Abigail Robinson
Drone footage filmed by: Abigail Robinson
Edited by: Abigail Robinson and Alyssa Stoller
Music: ‘Rise’ by Eddie Vedder & ‘Swallowed in the Sea’ by Coldplay

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