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New Zealand’s Otago Skink

Otago SkinkThe 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 Anau and… Continue reading

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Indris: Madascar’s Magical Creatures

Indri, giant monkey of MadagascarAntananarivo is the capital of Madagascar, a nation of 17.3 million people that is emblematic of all the 35 biological hotspots on the planet, where some 300 million people live within 10 kilometers of the protected areas found there. Many of those people are poor and… Continue reading

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Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust Fund

Yellow-Eyed Penguin on the NestA 5-year project, 2003 – 2008, was initiated in response to an observed decline in the number of breeding pairs of yellow-eyed penguins. Surveys in the early 1990’s estimated there to be ~600 breeding pairs on and around Stewart Islands, but the Trust’s own comprehensive population… Continue reading

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Madascar’s Stunning Baobab Trees

In filming “Hotspots“, DSF and our film’s host, Dr. Russell A. Mittermeier, President of Conservation International, explored several key sites within Madascar, 400 kilometers off the East coast of Africa, exploring critical issues and Endangered species.

Included was the Giant Madagascar Baobab tree (Adansonia grandidieri)… Continue reading