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Aliens From Planet Earth [electronic resource]: Problem of Invasive Species

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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
After direct habitat destruction, nonnative species introduced by humans to new areas pose the largest threat to global biodiversity. This program looks at how scientists and conservationists are coping with a number of these critical situations, such as on Seychelles, where rats have caused 200 years of devastation; on Scotland's Outer Hebrides, where hedgehogs were released to control garden slugs; and in New York City, where Asian longhorn beetles threaten not only Central Park but the forests of the entire east coast. Also examined are the political and economic difficulties of these species invasions when tensions arise between the interests of environmental protection and increasing trade.
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25 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Problem of invasive species
  • Invasive Species (3:14)
  • Removing Rats from the Seychelles (3:29)
  • Invasive Species: Ecological Impacts (5:31)
  • Invasive Species: Financial Impacts (4:27)
  • Invasive Species: Removal Regulations (2:55)
  • Invasive Species: Transportation (3:15)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2000.
Publisher no.
30068 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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