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New frog species named after director James Cameron
Pristimantis jamescameroni celebrates the director's commitment to filmmaking, the environment, and a healthy vegan diet.
Tue, Nov 05, 2013 at 4:10 PM
Image credit: Philippe J.R. Kok.
Writing for the European Journal of Taxonomy, scientist Dr Philippe Kok explains why he chose the celebrated filmmaker.
“The specific epithet is a noun in the genitive case, honoring the Canadian film director, producer, environmentalist and explorer Mr James F. Cameron in recognition of his efforts to alert the general public to environmental problems through pioneering high quality blockbuster movies and adventurous documentaries,” he writes.
“James Cameron also encourages people to go vegan
– a diet excluding animal products, one of the effective ways to reduce human environmental impacts such as global climate change.”
"Everybody thinks that this is about melting glaciers and polar bears," says Cameron in the trailer. "I think it's a big mistake. This is 100-percent a people story."
You can see a preview of the documentary series below.
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