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World Wildlife Week helping to prevent extinction of endangered wildlife

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

March 3rd is World Wildlife Day and Hawaii is in a position to make a strong statement about protecting our planet’s endangered wildlife. Despite federal law, millions of dollars of banned wildlife products are smuggled into the country and can be easily sold in states without laws banning sales of ivory, rhino horn, whale bone and other products made from endangered wildlife. People are surprised when they hear that Hawaii is one of the largest markets in the country for ivory.

To help raise awareness of protecting our world’s wildlife, the Vulcan Productions and the Hawaii Wildlife Coalition are hosting a free screening of the acclaimed documentary Racing Extinction, which tells the story of how this is happening. There will be a free screening of the film Friday evening at 7:15 pm at the Blaisdell Concert Hall.  It’s an award-winning film and everyone who comes will learn how important this issue is and how they can help prevent the extinction of our endangered wildlife.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and seating is on a first come, first served basis.

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