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Lonesome George and the Battle for Galapagos
Thursday, 19th March 2009
7pm to 8pm
A documentary ostensibly about the loneliest animal on the planet. Lonesome George is the last remaining Pinta Island Giant Tortoise in existence; when he dies, his race will be extinct.
He has become an icon of his native Galapagos Islands and a symbol of the battle to preserve their unique wildlife which is under threat from illegal fishing, the demands of a booming population and an ever-expanding tourism industry.
The documentary examines in some detail the pressures that the island's wildlife are under due to the influence of man. It also explores realistic solutions and shows that it is man actually working with the island rather than against it which could be the solution to the unique conservation problems that the Galapagos islands face.
=== File Information ===
File Name: Lonesome George and the Battle for Galapagos.avi
Duration: 00:59:03 (88,564 fr)
File Size: 465 MB (or 476,538 KB or 487,974,912 bytes) bytes
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec Name: XviD
Video Bitrate: 962 kb/s
Bits / Pixel: 0.188 bits/pixel
Resolution: 608x336 (1.81:1) [=38:21]
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
=== Audio Information ===
Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 131 kb/s (65/ch, stereo) VBR LAME3.90
This documentary may or may not have formed a part of the BBC's Galapagos series. The BBC's programmes database shows the series as having three episodes of which this was particular show was not a part. However in the DVD release of the series, this Lonesome George show is included. Go figure.
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