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Film (47:56)
Twixt Heaven and Earth
1998, production : Donna Caruso
The swainson's hawk nests and spends its summers in the...
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Film (44:07)
The Barrens Quest
1997, production : Peter Blow
The Barrens Quest is the moving story of one man's...
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Film (57:00)
Battle for the Trees
1993, production : John Edginton
It is a complex battle being fought on many fronts--in...
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Film (46:05)
Rivers to the Sea
1989, production : John Brett
The rivers of Atlantic Canada are unique because their...
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Film (26:32)
Return of the Swift Fox
1988, production : Jy Chiperzak
The rich complexity of the short grasslands prairie is...
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Film (46:37)
Trouble in the Forest
1988, production : Gary Toole
All across eastern North America, trees are dying and soils...
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Film (55:33)
Edge of Ice
1986, production : William Hansen
An impressive documentary film on the nature of Arctic...
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Film (27:49)
Life on Ice
1986, production : William Hansen
Sea-ice is the major habitat of some of the most spectacular...
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Twixt Heaven and Earth



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Film  (47:56) 1998, production : Donna Caruso
The swainson's hawk nests and spends its summers in the grasslands of Western Canada. By autumn it begins its amazing southward migration to winter 11,000 kilometres away in the Argentinean pampas. Here it lives in flocks of up to 15,000--and it encounters a serious threat: toxic pesticides which kill these majestic birds by the thousands. Join Saskatchewans Dr. Stuart Houston as he reveals the secrets of the amazing swainson's hawk--a bird he has studied for over 50 years. Houston and his team use cutting-edge satellite technology along with traditional bird-banding to greatly increase our knowledge of the lives of migratory birds. In order to save the hawks, the governments of Argentina, Canada and the United States have joined forces with industry and conservation groups to protect these birds and other species from horrible deaths caused by pesticides.

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