Sunday, January 08, 2006

KING KONG - Peter Jackson backing work by the International Gorilla Conservation Programme

The Independent Online Edition has good news about Peter Jackson's and his efforts to promote efforts to save these endangered animals from extinction.
A remarkable spin-off from the award-winning director's movie has been a boost for efforts to save a rather more real species from extinction.

Jackson, who spent £200m on reshooting the classic girl-meets-gorilla tale, is backing attempts to save the planet's last great apes. When the DVD of King Kong is released, Jackson plans to include a documentary film about the plight of the mountain gorilla in central Africa, whose numbers have been decimated by poachers, trophy hunters and loss of natural habitat.