狐獴媽媽溫芳玲 紀錄肯亞象群孤兒院 籲動物保育 | Taiwan animal photographer calls for better wildlife conservation

【看英文中國郵報學英文】溫芳玲「狐獴媽媽」於今年9、10月踏上非洲大陸,來到擁有開闊大草原的東非肯亞紀錄動物生活,並以影像紀錄製成微電影《地球的孩子》,呼籲人類能夠為保育野生動物盡一份心力。

Lisa Wen, a noted Taiwanese animal photographer, traveled to East Africa, from September to October this year, to film Kenyan wildlife. For the occasion, she produced a short film, “The Offsprings of Earth,” that highlights the importance of wildlife conservation in Kenya.

溫芳玲是首位華人狐獴攝影師|Lisa Wen, is the first meerkat photographer in the Chinese-speaking world(YouTube影片截圖)
溫芳玲是首位華人狐獴攝影師|Lisa Wen is a noted animal photographer in the Chinese-speaking world.(YouTube影片截圖)

這部微電影與其他27組企業代表一同角逐「2020台北金雕微電影展-網路最佳人氣獎」。

The short film is competing against 27 other films for the “Taipei Golden Eagle Micro-Movie Festival.”

由台灣企業永續協會舉辦的第四屆「台北金雕微電影展」共計有28組全球公司、企業、非營利組織進入決選。

The fourth installment of the festival, organized by the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy, has selected 28 teams for an online poll contest. 

《地球的孩子》影片中,溫芳玲前往世界僅剩兩隻的北白犀牛復育基地「肯亞奧佩培傑塔保育區」,用影像紀錄兩隻母北白犀牛的可愛互動。當地保育人員提到,由於犀牛角的高經濟價值,犀牛最大的威脅來自不當獵殺。

For “The Offering oF Earth,” Wen visited the Ol Pejeta Conservancy that caters to endangered species, such as northern white rhinos, with the aim of recording their interactions on film. Asked for the reasons why northern white rhinos are at risk of extinction, the conservancy activist said poaching is the biggest threat to wildlife.

溫芳玲在影片中表示,白犀牛瀕臨絕種原因依然回到人的慾望,人們應該考慮到整個地球的多元樣貌,一同努力縮減個人需要。

Wen added that white rhinos could face extinction as a result of human greed. People should preserve biodiversity on Earth and reduce their consumption, she advocated.

除此之外,影片中還捕捉到「肯亞大象孤兒院」裡的象群家族,其中成員都是由保育人員呵護長大,且每隻大象都曾受過傷。

During her stay, Wen also documented homeless and injured elephants in Kenya. 

「肯亞大象孤兒院」裡的象群家族 | The homeless elephants in the Kenya elephant orphanage (YouTube影片截圖)
「肯亞大象孤兒院」裡的象群家族 | The homeless elephants in the Kenya elephant orphanage (YouTube影片截圖)

身為首位華人狐獴攝影師的溫芳玲自2011年至2014年五度進出非洲喀拉哈里沙漠,紀錄狐獴生態,累積近40,000張攝影作品、超過8,000則影音紀錄,因此被稱為「狐獴媽媽」。過程中,溫芳玲看到了狐獴透過擁抱傳達「愛」的方式,找到了生命的價值。

The photographer also went to the Kalahari Desert to record the lives of meerkats fifth time. During her tireless work, she has collected more than 40,000 photos and 8,000 video clips. There is, therefore, little wonder that she is called, “Mother Meerkat.” The close relationships between the meerkat family members inspired Wen, who said that she has finally found her goal in life.

第四屆「台北金雕微電影展」即日起至12月31日開放民眾投票,明年1月10日舉行頒獎典禮。活動藉由網路投票競賽,鼓勵企業分享致力於永續發展目標的成功故事。

The online poll for the nominees of the Taipei Golden Eagle Micro-Movie Festival is open until Dec. 31. The results will come out at the award ceremony on Jan. 10. The competition aims to encourage corporations to share their stories of success in implementing Sustainable Development Goals. 

網路投票連結|Online poll:台北金雕微電影展