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LONESOME GEORGE AND THE BATTLE FOR GALAPAGOS

Produced, Directed & Filmed by
Jonathan Clay
Lonesome George is the last remaining Pinta Island Giant Tortoise in existence; when he dies, his race will be extinct. As such, he has become an icon of his native Galapagos Islands and of the ongoing battle to preserve their unique wildlife. The islands are at a critical point in their history - threatened by illegal fishing, the demands of a booming population and an ever-expanding tourism industry - yet the will to protect them is strong. This film explores the story of Lonesome George and the Galapagos tortoises and hears from many of the local characters intent on turning around the fortunes of their unique tropical paradise.