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Narrated by Geoffrey Holden and filmed in Australia, Costa Rica, French Guiana, and Malaysia, Tropical Rainforest is a global film which examines the long evolution of the rain forest, the rapid and recent destruction of this habitat as a consequence of human intervention, and the scientific efforts to understand the tropical rain forests even as they disappear. The film captures the incredible diversity of species which have evolved throughout the long history of tropical biology-insects, gaudy frogs, exotic plants and flowers. Species have formed interdependent relationships, all of which are dependent on the trees. With the loss of the forests, thousands of these species will become extinct before they can be discovered.
Release Date: 1992
Major funding provided by U.S. National Science Foundation