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Adventures in Birdwatching
Join ornithologist and nature enthusiast Ken Dial as he travels to several birding hot spots filled with the most spectacular species of birds imaginable.
Extinction in Progress
The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is still struggling to get on its feet from the disastrous 2010 earthquake. But the real problem Haiti faces in the near future is the complete degradation of its natural resources. Today, forests cover less than two percent of its territory and…
Breaking Point: The Disappearing Salton Sea
One of the worst ecological disasters in U.S. history is rapidly approaching, a casualty of the drought and "water wars" in the Southwest. California's largest lake - the Salton Sea in the Sonoran desert - is disappearing. As Breaking Point reveals, large swaths of lake bed are already exposed and…
Call of Life: Facing Mass Extinction
Call of Life is the first feature-length documentary to fully investigate the growing threat posed by the rapid and massive loss of biodiversity on the planet. Featuring leading scientists, social scientists, environmentalists and others, the film explores the scope, the causes, and the predicted global impact of a mass extinction…
Return of the Dodo
A shared fascination for the Dodo, a passion for wildlife, and desire to protect ecosystems is what unites a characterful group of artists and scientists. They inspire each other to reconstruct in bronze nine extinct creatures from Mauritius, including the Dodo, for return to their natural habitat. As a conservation…
Rare Chicken Rescue
After a long battle with depression, Queensland rare chicken breeder Mark Tully is now on a mission to protect the endangered chickens to which he owes his life. He begins an epic "chicken chase" fuelled by a determination to find "lost" breeds of poultry before they are gone forever. According…
Biological Seatbelts (Conserving Biodiversity)
"Recommended. Focuses on a wide range of measures used to conserve natural biodiversity; the examples are clearly presented with excellent supporting footage." -Science Books & Films Species of plants and animals have become extinct since the beginning of life on earth. But there is every reason to believe that man's…
Birds Of Hispaniola
See the diverse wildlife of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), the second largest island of the Caribbean. More than 120 birds including 30 endemic species are shown in their natural environment. The documentary also includes animals of special interest: sea turtles, lizards, and snakes plus two of the most endangered…
Bridget Stutchbury: Silence of the Songbirds
Interview with Bridget Stutchbury, a scientist who studies songbird migration, behaviour and social life. She analyzes what their songs mean, and how these tiny creatures make their way from as far south as Uruguay, to as far north as the boreal forests of Canada, losing up to half of their…
Frogs: The Thin Green Line - Endangered Frog Species
Part of the Series: Nature
It is the greatest mass extinction since the dinosaurs. Population by population, species by species, amphibians are vanishing off the face of the Earth. Despite international alarm and a decade and a half of scientists scrambling for answers, the steady hemorrhaging of amphibians continues like a leaky faucet that cannot…
Emptying the Skies - Saving the Songbirds of Southern Europe
Based on a widely republished New Yorker essay by best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen, EMPTYING THE SKIES exposes the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe. Songbird populations have been drastically declining for several decades, with a number of species facing imminent extinction. This poignant documentary explores the wonder of…
A Model for Conservation
Operation Wallacea is a UK based group of scientists who have established a conservation strategy with outposts in 6 areas of the world which they consider to be "biodiversity hotspots". A rainforest area of the Island of Buton, off the south coast of Sulawesi in Indonesia is the locus of…