Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Nat. Geo launches back to back Big Blue exhibit and docu

National Geographic Channel in partnership with Ayala Malls and the Mind Museum formally unveils the life-sized sculpture of the world’s biggest baby blue whale in Glorietta 5 this afternoon, November 17. Ang Manila ang siyang huling pupuntahan ng exhibit sa Asia na kung saan ang pangunahing goal ng National Geogrphics ay ipakilala at ipaalala sa mga tao ang halaga ng marine life at kung paano ito i-co-conserve.

Blue Whales is included on the list of endangered species sa mundo at ito ang gusto ihatid sa mga tao sa pamamagitan ng The Big Blue exhibit ng National Geographics na iikot sa iba’t ibang Ayala Malls sa Metro Manila; Glorietta 5, November 17-26; Trinoma Mall, November 28-December 11; Alabang Town Center, January 4-17; Market! Market!, January 18-February 2; and Greenbelt Mall, February 3-17.

Sonia Jackson, senior vice president for marketing and general manager for Hong Kong and the Philippines of Fox International Channel, the mother company of National Geographic Channel is hoping that the exhibit will create awareness and concerns among the families especially the youth pagdating sa usapin ng marine conservation. “We hope that this inspiring encounter with this majestic creature will spark imaginations and further interest in marine conservation and how oceans relates closely to the well-being of humans,” Jackson confidently mention on her statement.

The exhibit includes expert session, conservation and education activities, and a feature writing competition. The Baby Blue Whale sculpture is a nine-meter long, two-month old, female blue whale that was created by a team of professional model makers in Australia.

Local marine mammal scientist Dr. Arnel Andrew Yaptinchay who is also the director for the Species Conservation Program of World Wide Fund-Philippines, mentions that there laws governing the marine life protection, it is only in the matter of how it was executed. Yaptinchay mention that whales are migratory marine species where they traveled in the parts of the world to get food, and unfortunately this species sometimes died because of the garbage that they ingested and others died due to hunting.

The National Geographic Channel airs a two-hour Big Blue special on November 18 at 7 pm, November 21 at 11 am, and November 22 at 8 pm. The special features never-before-seen moments in the life of blue whales, footage of a blue whale calf and its mother and adult blue whale singing.

For more updates on the Big Blue special please visit http://www.ngcasia.com/programmes/blue-whale.

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1 comment:

the donG said...

ill drop by tomorrow or friday.

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