The Kuril Islands will star in a new documentary
An expedition to the Kuril Islands started on July 7. It was organized with supported from Kaspersky Lab. A group of filmmakers, photographers, environmentalists and ecoactivists will spend about two weeks onboard travelling from one island to another.
The expedition is aimed to show the beauty of the Kurils’ nature, to tell the world about the islands’ wild inhabitants, and draw some attention to the environmental problems of the region.
Among the most concerning conservation problems, there is a decline of sea otters researched several years ago during a scientific expedition supported by WWF-Russia. Discarded or lost fishing gears are a concern in all the seas and oceans across the world and the Kuril Islands are not an exception.
The filming will take approximately twelve days, however much will be dependent on the weather. Photo and video content will be used to produce a short documentary which will be later presented at documentary festivals. It will also be broadcasted online to attract decision-makers’ and the public’s attention to the necessity of nature conservation of the Kuril Islands.