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Significance of Salmon, The (2/5)


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 12 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: Yes

Copyright Date: 2000
Available in French: No

Ecologist Bob Furstenberg looks at how humans have pushed salmon out of the habitat on which they depend. Salmon have always spent their lives facing incredible odds, but today pollution, development, poor logging practices, runoff from farmland, indiscriminate water use, over-fishing, dams, and climate change are proving to be too much for the salmon's survival. The connection between the survival of people and salmon is clear: we both need clean water to survive. Do we really think we can live without other species on this planet? Do we want to?

Awards: 5 Emmy Awards; Gold Hugo, Chicago International Television Competition; Best of Category , Best Educational Value, Best Scientific Content and Best Conservation Message, International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula; UNESCO Silver Medal, The New York Festivals; Best of Category, EarthVision Environmental Film & Video Festival; Best Graphic Design, International Monitor Awards; Bronze Anvil Award, Public Relations Society of America

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