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Return of the Swift Fox
1988, production : Jy Chiperzak
Species like the swift fox were displaced as Prairie...
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1988, production : Jy Chiperzak
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Return of the Swift Fox
1988, production : Jy Chiperzak
The Swift Fox was reintroduced to Canada's Prairies in the...
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Return of the Swift Fox
Excerpt  (3:21) 1988, production : Jy Chiperzak
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Species like the swift fox were displaced as Prairie landscape was gradually transformed into farmland. Efforts have been made to rehabilitate the species by wildlife centres like the one shown in this excerpt. Breeding programs are one important approach.

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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.