Chip Taylor Communications



Subject: Science: Natural & Physical

Animal Conservation Series

Animal Conservation Series

Topical documentaries produced to help enlighten viewers about our planet's endangered animals and conservation efforts to aid in their continued existence. A portion of all net proceeds is donated to assist non-profit organizations. Series: 16 programs (30 to 60 minutes).

List of Titles


African Elephant: Crash of the Titans

African Elephant: Crash of the Titans

"Highly Recommended. An informative documentary, including commentary from (a young) Dr. Richard Leakey, which adds historical perspective to this study. The outstanding feature of this program is that it asks questions and offers possible solutions." -School Library Journal
"Highly Recommended. This Click for more


Barn Owls: When Owls Do Cry

Barn Owls: When Owls Do Cry

There are many species of Barn Owls, which are also referred to as Common Barn Owls. Because they help control disease-carrying rodents, they have been a welcomed predator for centuries and a vital friend to farmers. Today, advancing urbanization continues to dwindle their natural habitat; pesticides cause secondary Click for more


Cranes 1: Raising Crane

Cranes 1: Raising Crane

Featured Screening Award -NAAEE Festival
In this classic documentary, a crane researcher has success raising cranes by impersonating an adult crane. The results of his ingenuity and compassion are legitimized when one sees his cranes joining a flock. Produced by Ooteck Productions. Click for more


Cranes 2: Flight to Survival

Cranes 2: Flight to Survival

Narrated by Burgess Meredith, this classic documentary shows us that as our wetlands have disappeared, so too have the cranes, the oldest bird species on earth. Produced by Ron Meyer. 99/10DE IJSCA 30 min. Click for more


Elk of the Northern Herd

Elk of the Northern Herd

Best Environmental Ecological Film -Mountainfilm Film Festival
"Highly Recommended. This documentary documents the life cycle of the northern herd of elk in Yellowstone National Park. The herd's size, once fluctuating due to poachers and predators, is now maintained by a Click for more


Into Africa

Into Africa

"Recommended. Good pick for adventurers and potential visitors as intimate camera work captures wildlife safaris, as well as introducing viewers to the region's indigenous and colonial cultures." -Booklist
"Recommended. A strong case is made for conservation of the large mammals shown, and descriptions Click for more


The Last Ark: A Question of Survival

The Last Ark: A Question of Survival

A great deal of time, money and effort has gone into rescuing animals from the brink of extinction. From in-vitro fertilization to surrogacy to captive breeding, the race is on to turn back the tide. Endangered animals hold a singular fascination - they represent a battle where the odds are stacked against us. There Click for more


Last Chance for the Pacific Salmon

Last Chance for the Pacific Salmon

"Highly Recommended. This is one of the best educational videos I have ever seen. What sets this one apart is that it examines the salmon decline from the perspective of the entire watershed. " -EMRO Review
The salmon have played a major role in Pacific Northwest life from the time Native Americans arrived Click for more


Last of the Orangutans (Borneo, Indonesia)

Last of the Orangutans (Borneo, Indonesia)

"Willie Smitts and a small group of conservationists stand between the orangutan and its extinction in the wild." -Smithsonian Magazine
One hundred years ago there were over 300,000 orangutans; today their number has been reduced to around 15,000 by fires, logging, and poaching in the Indonesian islands Click for more


Leopards - Kill of a Lifetime (Zimbabwe)

Leopards - Kill of a Lifetime (Zimbabwe)

"Recommended. An important program that reveals how the killing of leopards is taking place despite their being an endangered species." -NAMTC & NMM Review
This documentary exposes the latest and most controversial hunting fad sweeping through South Africa and Zimbabwe, the killing of leopards. Safari operators Click for more


Manatees: Cry of the Sirens

Manatees: Cry of the Sirens

"Highly Recommended. This well produced program offers an important look at the ever-shrinking world of the manatee." -National Media Review
Associated Article: Fury Over a Gentle Giant -Smithsonian Magazine
West Indian Manatees in the coastal waters and wetlands of South Florida endure a daily Click for more


Orca (Killer Whales)

Orca (Killer Whales)

"This documentary, which contains outstanding footage of whales in their natural setting, chronicles a group of Earthwatch Institute volunteers as they assist in the long-term studies of Drs. Kenneth C. Balcomb III and Astrid Van Ginneken of the Center for Whale Research; it uses footage of volunteers in training Click for more


The Panda

The Panda

The Giant Panda is a beautiful and endearing animal. It inspired a soft toy industry and is a symbol of the People's Republic of China and the World Wildlife Foundation; it too is in danger of extinction. This program introduces viewers to the Giant Panda, explores its history and habitat and reviews conservation programs Click for more


Trumpeter Swans: Trumpeter Blues (A Swan's Story)

Trumpeter Swans: Trumpeter Blues (A Swan's Story)

Best Wildlife Film -International Wildlife Film Festival
Best Nature Film -Outdoor Writers' Association
Best Environment Film -The Banff Film Festival

"Highly Recommended. Creating a wonderfully sensitive nature documentary, poetically scripted narration Click for more


White Sharks: On the Edge (of Extinction?) (cc)

White Sharks: On the Edge (of Extinction?) (cc)

"Recommended. It may come as a surprise to many viewers that the Great White Shark is considered by some to be a threatened species. This program focuses on the eco-tourism program operated by the Australian Shark Conservation Foundation. Nicely woven clips of CSIRO biologists, other experts, and footage of the Click for more


Wild Africa: Okavango

Wild Africa: Okavango

"Highly Recommended. Great on-location cinematography captures life in the wild of the great Okavango Delta." -National Media Review
The national parks, wildlife reserves, and freshwater marshlands of Botswana and Zimbabwe provide tenuous refuge to the most diverse array of wild animals on the planet. Climatic Click for more





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