An annual eco film festival will hold more than 5,200 screenings of documentaries around Taiwan starting today, to promote the importance of ecological conservation.

The Forestry Bureau, which is jointly organizing the festival with the National Central Library, made the announcement Monday.

The festival, to run until October 19, will screen 40 documentaries about Taiwan’s environment at 54 locations around the country.

The films document everything from Taiwan’s mountains, forests, lakes and rice paddies to its wild animals, insects and sea creatures, as well as animal species endemic to Taiwan, such as the Mikado pheasant and Alishan salamander.

The films will be screened at the National Central Library’s Arts and Audiovisual Center and the Forestry Bureau’s eight forest district offices around Taiwan.


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