‘Entangled in Costa Rica’ documentary: Special Screening and Discussion with the Filmmaker and Local Scientists
‘Entangled in Costa Rica’ will take you under the waters of the Eastern Tropical Pacific where Innoceana is working to put an end to the brutal and costly net entanglement crisis. In recognition of their work and unwavering passion to protect Costa Rica’s marine life, they have been named the Champions of the new Biological Marine Corridor of Osa Hope Spot.
The United Nations estimates that between 600,000 to 800,000 tons of ghost gear – lost or discarded fishing gear – is dumped into the oceans every year. These nets have killed and injured hundreds of thousands of cetaceans and continue to damage critical habitats.
In the screening and following discussion, you’ll learn how they leverage citizen science, animal rescue, and growing public pressure for policy change to put a stop to the entanglement crisis and achieve a local marine protected area (MPA).
- Hannes Klein, Co-Director of “Entangled in Costa Rica” and Co-Founder of The Vegan Pirates
- Carlos Mallo Molina, Innoceana CEO and Environmental and Marine Engineer
- Laura Vanopdenbosch, Innoceana Project Director in Costa Rica and Marine Biologist
Moderator: Avrah Sellar, Communications Strategist, Mission Blue
When: Dec 9, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Where: Online (Zoom)