RESTORING BALANCE: Removing the Black Rat from Anacapa Island
A half-hour film documenting efforts by land managers and scientists to save endangered seabirds by removing the non-native rat from Anacapa Island, off the coast of Southern California.
Non-native rats have long endangered the seabirds that nest on Anacapa Island, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California. Faced with evidence of widespread predation on seabird eggs and chicks, including the endangered Xantus Murrelet, land managers and scientists must decide how to balance the needs of endemic species in their efforts to remove rats and restore balance to an important island ecosystem.
Awards & Festivals
* Telly Award Finalist
* Aurora Award Winner
* Finalist, International Wildlife Film Festival
* Wild & Scenic Film Festival
* Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival
* Montana CINE Film Festival
* Society for Ecological Restoration 2004 Special Presentation
* Broadcast on many PBS stations
Produced, written and directed by Kevin White.
Narrated by John Cleese.
Camera: Don Starnes & Kevin White
Editor: Theron Yeager
Associate Producer: Dawn Glenn
28 minutes, stereo, closed-captioned
© 2003 Filmmakers Collaborative, San Francisco
Topic Areas: Resource Management, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Studies, Marine Biology, Wildlife Biology, Ornithology