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Gorillas of the Congo [electronic resource] : chainsaws to the rescue / German United Distributors
Alternate Title Chainsaws to the rescue
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2011
Location Call Number Status
 Web  QL737.P96 G67 2012    AVAIL. VIA WEB
Subject(s) Gorilla -- Congo (Brazzaville)
Gorilla -- Conservation
Lumbering -- Environmental aspects -- Congo (Brazzaville)
Physical Description 1 online resource (1 video file (52 min.)) : sd., col
Note - System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
Note Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents A Story from the Heart of Africa (2:43) -- Logging the Congo (1:32) -- Economic Development in the Congo Basin (2:57) -- Seemingly Intractable Conflict (2:22) -- Congo: Precision Work (2:16) -- Selective and Controlled Logging (2:17) -- Congo Basin: A New Approach (2:14) -- Surveying Logging Zones in the Congo (2:05) -- A Sophisticated Plan for Coexistence (2:00) -- Congo: Creating Forest Tracks (2:14) -- Congolese Forest Law Requirements (2:04) -- Responsible Forestry (2:47) -- Lifestyles in the Congo (2:01) -- Congo: Forest Stewardship Counsel Certificates (2:26) -- Congo: Gorillas can Coexist with Logging (2:04) -- Congo: A Critical Threat (2:00) -- Congo: Trade and Bush Meat (2:05) -- Eco-guards Confiscate Illegal Meat (2:02) -- Congo: Cheap Bush Meat (2:34) -- High Demand for Bush Meat (2:15) -- Catching Poachers in the Congo (2:31) -- Sustainable Forestry & Its Alternative (2:37) -- Saving the Congo Rainforest (0:49) -- Credits: Gorillas of the Congo: Chainsaws to the Rescue (0:17)
Summary The northern rainforests of the Republic of Congo are the habitat of the largest concentration of gorillas anywhere in the world. The region is also home to the IFO timber company and its employees, who rely on IFO for their income as well for the schools and medical center that IFO has established there. Environmentalists are concerned about tropical timber harvesting, but without IFO the human residents of the rainforest would be plunged into poverty. Can the rainforest be harvested without destroying the great apes' habitat? This program examines the sustainable forestry practices successfully put into place by IFO in the Congo Basin, and also addresses the problems that might occur if the logging company were simply to shut down
Interest Grade Level 6 & up
Source of Description Title from distributor's description
Alternate Author German United Distributors
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Films Media Group

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