Hotspots highlighted in new film

05 September 2008 | News story

Hotspots, a film by Michael Tobias, was shown for the first time in Europe at IUCN on Friday, September 5.

Based on the book “Hotspots Revisited” by Russell Mittermeier, the feature film documentary examines some of the world’s 35 hotspots, regions that have been identified by scientist as being particularly rich in species.

The film follows Russell Mittermeier, who is the Chair of IUCN’s Primate Specialist Group and President of Conservation International, to locations including Madagascar, Brazil, Peru, and New Zealand.

The film reveals numerous primates, birds, rodents, bats, insects, reptiles, amphibians and unique plants, some of which have never been filmed before. Several new species are recorded on film for the first time.

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