Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Science: Environment

The Web Series (Endangered Animals)

Most Artistic Animated Film Award -Chicago Intl. Children's Film Festival
Excellence in Production Award -ATOM Awards
Environment Education Award -Earth Vision Awards, Tokyo

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Web 2: Shark, Wolf, Gorilla, Frog

Web  2: Shark, Wolf, Gorilla, Frog

Shark - The great white, tiger and bull sharks are the most likely of sharks to attack humans. And though it seems that sharks may attack humans accidentally, mistaking them for seals, any attack is widely reported and publicized, fueling fear and indifference toward their overall welfare. Sharks are killed in large numbers for food, as well as for big-game fishing, which is seriously reducing their numbers worldwide. Wolf - All too often wolves are objects of fear, which is unjustified because in the past 150 years only wolves with rabies have attacked humans. Today wolves are protected and their numbers are increasing; however, especially in Europe, small populations are extremely vulnerable to in-breeding and natural disasters, and as each isolated population dies out, valuable genes are lost forever. Gorilla - Mountain gorillas live in the mountains and volcanoes of Rwanda, Uganda and Zaire in Africa. Since the gorillas bring in tourist dollars, the locals have a positive attitude towards their conservation. However, gorillas are still under threat from poachers who trap the animals for sale to unscrupulous collectors, from illegal traps set for other animals, and from certain diseases brought in by tourists. Frog - Frogs have lived on earth for 230 million years and there are 3700 species worldwide. They have survived both ice ages and the global warming after them. Yet frogs are now in decline all over the world, even in wilderness areas. Frogs are highly susceptible to insecticides, herbicides, heavy metals and acid rain; also frogs can be harmed by new viruses, introduced fish, dams, and habitat loss. A drastic decline in frog numbers may indicate a dangerous decline in the environmental health of the world. If frogs decrease, insects increase, and so does the need for chemical pesticides. 05/09DE PIJSCA 22 min.
Also See: White Sharks: On the Edge (of Extinction?)

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