The Florida coast line is constantly shifting. Natural processes move the sand back and forth, north and south and occasionally a big storm removes it altogether. Of course unnatural processes are also affecting the beaches of the area. Huge sky scrapers, miles of beach front condos and the constant pressure of holiday makers on the beach. All these factors are playing their part on the ecosystem and the animals within it. Watch “Higher Ground” to find out where we’re going wrong and what we can do about it.
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What happens when you combine the creative forces of three young artists on a mission to explore the alien nature of erosion in a Utah desert? You find yourself watching an experimental film that gives you the feeling that you’re actually part of the rugged and remote landscape of this extraordinary place. These guys know how to have fun while getting an education! Join architecture student Sam Ankeny, filmmaker Rick Smith and musician Leif Routman as they show us what you can achieve at university if you really put your mind to it.
The last Terra show for 2007 is the third and final episode of “Saving the ASEAN Dream” where we learn what is being done to preserve this magic part of the world. South East Asian countries have worked together to establish a network of national parks called ASEAN Heritage Parks. These protected tracks of wilderness are dedicated to improving the practice and policy of conservation throughout the region. As the year comes to a close it is important that we remember – it’s not too late to preserve all the beautiful places we’ve seen so that future generations also get to experience them.
In part two of “Saving the ASEAN Dream”, the Scubazoo team look at how all ten ASEAN countries need to band together to conserve their natural resources and wilderness areas. The ASEAN head office in the Philippines is looking to the EU for examples of how many different countries occupying the same location can work together for the good of all the people of the area.
South East Asia is often thought of as one of the world’s top vacation destinations. Just think of the diverse culture of Vietnam, beautiful landscapes of Indonesia and untouched wilderness of Cambodia. In addition to these characteristics, this area also contains some of the rarest species on earth and many of the last remaining habitats that are truly untouched by human settlement. On the flip side of the coin, ASEAN – the Association of South East Asian Nations – also has a wealth of rapidly growing cities and one of the fastest expanding human populations in the world. Can ever expanding cities and increasingly dense populations live side-by-side with fragile ecosystems and endangered species? Join the team from Scubazoo to find out, in part one of “Saving the ASEAN Dream.”
Some of Keith Fraser’s best friends are birds. Join him at the famous Loch Lomond bait shop in San Rafael CA as he distributes Christmas presents to some of his favorites: snowy egrets Wee Willie and Wee Willie Junior, great blue herons Nasty and Nasty Junior, and his closest buddy, an endearing Heermann’s gull named Ahab. Judy’s award-winning feature documentary, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, is in international distribution.
THE TEN DAYS HAVE FINALLY COME TO A CLOSE! The final episode features the incredible algorroba tree – a true wildlife magnet! And, what are the economics of conservation? How can communities come together to protect wildlife? At long last, the finished artwork goes on display before local dignitaries and young Ecuadorians and Peruvians . . . hoping to inspire the next generation of artists and friends of the environment. Travel along with some of the world’s foremost bird and nature artists to the incredible Chappari Reserve, among the last remaining high-altitude dry forests of South America.
This is no ordinary biological field trip! Travel along with some of the world’s foremost bird and nature artists to the incredible Chappari Reserve, among the last remaining high-altitude dry forests of South America. Previously undiscovered and majestical species come alive at the tip of a paintbrush in this rapid biological inventory of this incredibly rich and diverse part of the biosphere. This film reminds us of the age-old partnership of art and science and highlights observation, expression, and inspiration in a strategic effort to preserve one of the most fantastic places on Earth. The artist Paul Klee said ?the painter should not paint what he sees, but what will be seen.” In this case, we hope such brilliant creatures remain in our sights forever.
We heard so much good feedback from the first three episodes in this series, it was a no-brainer that we had to bring the second half of the series for a rendezvous with the growing TERRA audience. IF you need a refresher course, check the original post from July! This is no ordinary biological field trip! Travel along with some of the world’s foremost bird and nature artists to the incredible Chappari Reserve, among the last remaining high-altitude dry forests of South America. Previously undiscovered and majestical species come alive at the tip of a paintbrush in this rapid biological inventory of this incredibly rich and diverse part of the biosphere.
“Ironically, as we work to save the salmon, it may turn out that the salmon save us.” (Paul Schell, Mayor of Seattle) Salmon are an indicator species – their health closely tracks the health of the watershed to which they return. Salmon are also a keystone species, forming a critical link between forests and distant oceans. But most importantly, salmon are a symbolic species that allows us to understand the interconnected nature of the web of life. In Northern California, salmon populations are at 10 percent of their levels of one hundred years ago due to overwhelming pressures from logging, hydropower, and overfishing. This film brings into focus the plight of the salmon on the Klamath river and the future of the Yurok tribe who depend on the fish. Through science, we now fully understand the life-cycle of salmon, but how do we apply what we’ve learned to the everyday?