VR: Community Conservation from the Amazon to Indonesia @ SXSW

Mar 13, 2017 | 9:00am – 6:00pm
Conservation Intl

Presented by Conservation International

The world’s greatest rainforest is also one of its most vital life-support systems — and it is under threat. Conservation International (CI) and Jaunt VR take viewers “Under the Canopy” to experience the wonders of the Amazon rainforest and appreciate why we need to protect it. Immerse yourself in the story as you soar over treetops and plunge into rivers, exploring Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystem. Then, dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Bird’s Head Seascape in Indonesia — the single greatest reservoir of marine life on the planet — in “Valen’s Reef.” Once threatened with ecological collapse, this hotbed of aquatic life is now thriving thanks to an innovative community conservation program.

“Under the Canopy” is made possible with support from MacArthur Foundation with additional support from SC Johnson, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and HP, Inc. “Valen’s Reef” is made possible with support from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, glassybaby and Vice.

This event is part of the Social Good Hub, a creative content venue curated and produced by SXSW Eco. See the full schedule of programming and special events at sxsw.com/socialgood.

Primary Access: Film Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Badge, Interactive Badge
Event Type: Lounge