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Forests, Biodiversity and You (4/5)


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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 10 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: Yes

Copyright Date: 2000
Available in French: No

Jerry Franklin, Professor of Ecosystem Analysis at the University of Washington, is working on ways to manage forests that enable them to retain both their productivity and their biodiversity. The value of forests goes far beyond the industrial use of the trees that comprise them. Forests provide us with the air we breathe, absorb greenhouse gases, and regulate stream flow. They are vital to the chemistry of the biosphere. What each of us consumes has a direct impact on the fate of the forests and their biodiversity.

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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