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Ecosystems and Conservation
This sub-section turns to marine, forest and desert ecosystems. It looks at ways of protecting mammals, insects and birds.
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Pocket Desert - Confessions of a Snake Killer
1999, production : Craig Berggold, Teresa Marshall
Canada possesses a unique desert ecosystem in the South...
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Battle for the Trees
1993, production : John Edginton
Scientific research can help conserve forest ecosystems...
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Return of the Swift Fox
1988, production : Jy Chiperzak
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Trouble in the Forest
1988, production : Gary Toole
Whenever there is ecosystem change, there is a change in...
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Return of the Swift Fox



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Excerpt  (1:11) 1988, production : Jy Chiperzak

The rich complexity of the short grasslands prairie is revealed in this film about an innovative program that is reintroducing the swift fox into its original habitat in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Also examined is the survival of the Burrowing Owl. Documenting the history and human misuse of this fragile ecosystem, Return of the Swift Fox illustrates the precious balance between human and wildlife use of the environment. Support material available.
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