Environmental Film Fest: Summer Series

Conservation Shorts I: Iconic Wildlife

Expired July 12, 2021 3:45 AM
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Available to stream anytime, Thursday, July 8, through Sunday July 11.

This program highlights stories of at-risk wildlife populations and the human activities that help and hurt their conservation. From bison to ocelot to wolves and other predators, see how conservationists are keeping track of endangered wildlife and navigating conflicting public and private interests to give these species the space to thrive.  

In the contiguous United States, wild bison are no longer free-roaming. With low natural mortality rates, the few wild herds that do exist are annually culled or fenced in to control their population. Others, such as those in Yellowstone National Park, are rounded up when they leave park boundaries to prevent the spread of brucellosis, a disease that may be transmitted to cattle. The Henry Mountains bison represent the last genetically pure and brucellosis-free herd that roams over a large area -- over 385,000 acres without fences, culling, or roundups. This independent conservation film documents how free-roaming bison and private interests can coexist.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    22 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Joe Flannery