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Orangutans: One of our Closest Relatives

Orangutans in IndonesiaAs we describe in the Sanctuary book, orangutan populations across Indonesian Borneo are in trouble. If not for the work of Dr. Biruté Galdikas, and the creation of Tanjung Puting National Park, established under Dr. Galdikas’ co-management authority in 1988, it is doubtful the… Continue reading

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Northern Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil

Brazilian Muriqui Monkey in TreeIn Brazil, the DSF “Hotspots” film team explored the Mata Atlantica Rain Forest along the Eastern Coast of the country, including the Parque Nacional da Serra Dos Orgas, Iguacu Falls and select locations for rare primates in Sergipe and Minas Gerais states.

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Kakapo

New Zealand Kakapo, or Owl ParrotThe filming of “Hotspots” throughout New Zealand encompassed over one hundred interviews with key scientists and others working to save endangered species and habitat, on Stewart Island/Rakiura, Ulva Island and Codfish Island (Whenua Ho), in Fiordland National Park, with the Department of Conservation in Te… Continue reading

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The Iconic California Condor

California CondorWorking with wildlife biologist Sayre Flannagan of the Ventana Wildlife Society, DSF recorded over a dozen California condors in Big Sur. The condor is the largest bird in North America whose rescue — from the brink of extinction — constitutes one of the great conservation success stories of… Continue reading