Fragile Earth: Selve Verde - Central American Rainforest
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