BOTANIC MAN, EPISODE 9: EXTINCTION IS FOREVER (TV)

Summary

Part nine of this 10-part series of documentaries concerning the role man plays in the society of nature and the process of evolution. In this part, host David Bellamy, a biologist, travels to the Indian Ocean to examine the process of extinction. Highlights of this part include footage and discussion of the following: the Indian Ocean; the Aldabra atoll and its formation; the giant Aldabra tortoise, its habits and mating rituals; the Port Louis, Mauritius, Museum and the extinct dodo bird; an ebony forest; sugar cane; cane harvesting; the pink pigeon and other animals on the verge of extinction; and preserves.

Details

  • NETWORK: Thames (United Kingdom)
  • DATE: 1978
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:28:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T82:0588
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: International Collection - United Kingdom
  • SERIES RUN: Thames (United Kingdom) - TV series, 1978
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CREDITS

    • Terence Dixon … Executive Producer
    • Randal Beattie … Producer, Series Producer
    • Graeme Duckham … Producer, Director
    • Michael Feldman … Associate Producer
    • David Bellamy … Writer, Host