Filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert pose after an interview with Reuters in New York
Filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert (R) pose after an interview with Reuters in New York, February 18, 2011. The husband and wife team are somewhat famous in the small world of wildlife documentaries, and to those outside it, lead a romantic life filming wild animals against an enchanting African landscape, but the topic of their new film, "The Last Lions," which recently opened in the United States, is anything but ideal.
The cold statistic that drew the Jouberts to their latest story -- set in the lush wetlands of Botswana's Okavango Delta -- speaks for itself.
In the last 50 years, African lions have plummeted in numbers from 450,000 to between 20,000 and 50,000, conservation groups say. Picture taken February 18, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS)