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Fragile Earth: Selve Verde - Central American Rainforest  (1983)

The deadliest predator of the forest floor

An in-depth exploration of the tropical lowlands of northeastern Costa Rica, Selve Verde - Central American Rainforest details the huge range of flora and fauna residing in this unique habitat. A sequel to the award-winning Korup – An African Rainforest, director Phil Agland again employs world-class cinematography to highlight the sheer wealth of species the area supports.

Journeying through this fragile wilderness, the production explores the history and ecology of the abundant bird, insect and mammal population. Stunning photography contrasts large and elusive predators, such as the jaguar and margay, with army ants and bat catching spiders, that despite their small size exhibit equally ruthless hunting techniques.

A beautiful and emotive portrayal of an exotic ecosystem, Selve Verde - Central American Rainforest is a powerful conservation piece, examining the threats this diverse environment faces in an ongoing battle against human expansion.  Winner of the "Best Soundtrack Award" at the Wildscreen "Panda" awards ceremony in October 1984

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Film credits

Director: Phil Agland
Editor: Chris Lakeman Fraser
Executive Producer: Michael Rosenberg
Music: Jennie Muskett
Narrator: Michael McCallion
Photography: Richard Foster
Producer: Dave Dickie
Producer: Helen Wolfson
Producer: Julie Roberts
Producer: Isidro A. Chacon
Producer: Michael Rosenberg
Producer: Phil Agland
Production Organisation: Partridge Films Limited
Research: Andrea Florence
Sound: Rodney Glenn
Sound: Colin Martin
Writer: Phil Agland

Related links

Fragile Earth: Korup - An African Rainforest (1982)
Fragile Earth: Siarau - The Tidal Forest (1983)
Fragile Earth: Enemies of the Oak  (1989)
Wildscreen Panda Awards 1984 (1984)
Phil Agland
Clips
The deadliest predator of the forest floor
The deadliest predator of the forest flo...
The margay is without equal as a predator of the treetops
The margay is without equal as a predato...
Wildscreen
Wildscreen "Soundtrack" Award, 1984
Man is stopping evolution
Man is stopping evolution
The rich life of the forest is sustained by the constant stimulus of death
The rich life of the forest is sustained...