Thursday, 25 August 2011

Press Release - Premiere of The Lost World

PRESS RELEASE: Premiere of The Lost World: Introduced by Michael Palin, at the Royal Geographical Society, Tues. 13th September 2011

On Tuesday 13th September 2011, Ibex Earth will premiere ‘The Lost World’ – a fifty minute documentary about Mount Roraima, the South American plateau that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to write his famous adventure novel ‘The Lost World’ and was most recently accredited with being the major influence behind Disney Pixar’s 2009 animated blockbuster ‘UP’. The Premiere will be introduced by Michael Palin.

Mount Roraima is situated in the heart of the remote Guiana Highlands, which is home to more than one hundred colossal sandstone plateaus that tower above the South American rainforests and savannahs, their summits often lost in the clouds above. Encircled by sheer, vertical cliffs (that rise up to one thousand meters), the summits of these incredible tablelands have remained relatively isolated and unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs.

Today, these plateaus harbour unique plants, animals and ecosystems set amidst some of the most spectacular scenery found anywhere on our planet – in fact 35% of species found on any single plateau are endemic to that one plateau summit. Sadly, the threats of unsustainable/unregulated tourism, the introduction of foreign plant and animal species and illegal gold mining is threatening the very future of these remarkable lands.

The Lost World documentary captures the natural wonder of Mount Roraima and highlights the conservation threats to the region – footage will also include some film shot in 1933 of when Jimmie Angel discovered the legendary Angel Falls.

Event Details: Premiere of The Lost World
Venue: The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Date: Tuesday 13th September 2011
Time: 18:15-21:15 (film to be premiered at 19:15).


For Press Passes to the Premiere of The Lost World please email

Exclusive footage and photographs taken during expeditions to Mount Roraima can be made available upon request.

Ibex Earth will be looking to run a number of competitions with respected media outlets to win tickets to the Premiere of The Lost World for further information please email

A video overview of Mount Roraima and the Guiana Highlands can be found via the following link:

Ibex Earth is a non-profit organisation that was established in 2008 to promote the importance of the conservation of our planet’s natural resources and to provide support, advice and assistance to environmental charities and other non-profit organisations. To date we have provided in excess of over £250,000 worth of free legal advice to a total of twenty five charities from some of the world’s leading international law firms (Baker & McKenzie, Norton Rose, Speechly Bircham, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Hogan Lovells).

The Lost World Project is Ibex Earth’s major conservation initiative for 2010-2012 period and has been endorsed by Sir David Attenborough, the WWF, Royal Geographical Society, Zoological Society of London and in 2010 won the prestigious Captain Scott Society ‘Spirit of Adventure’ Award.

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