Predator Prejudice: FilmsAll films are described in detail in the Video section.
Wolves: "Crying Wolf," "Wolf" (Spain), "Wild Wolves" (general), "Return of the Wolves" (Yellowstone National Park). All discuss the persecution, disappearance from large portions of its original range, and facts about the Gray Wolf's true ecological role and behavior. "Wild Dogs of Africa" is a sensitive portrayal of these endangered canids, including discussion of their persecution by ranchers, especially in southern Africa.
Bears: "Grizzly and Man--Uneasy Truce" (US persecution); "Grizzly Bears:
Losing Ground" (British Columbia, Canada). These two films show the extreme ignorance and fear with which these bears are seen in North America, resulting in their killing for presumed threats and a lack of commitment on the part of the public and some officials to preserve the species.
Seals: "Orphans of Time" concerns the two surviving species of monk seals, the Mediterranean and the Hawaiian, both of which are highly endangered. "Seals--the Salmon Eaters," a film about seals in the Pacific Northwest (primarily Washington state) describes the intense hatred felt by fishermen toward seals and their desire to kill large numbers of them to increase the take of salmon.
Birds of Prey: "Anna and the Honey-Buzzards" is an inspiring film about a woman who has protected migrating birds of prey in southern Italy from being killed illegally by hunters who shot them from bunkers on hillsides. She has been joined by others who help her patrol the area since the film was made. "Eagles: The Majestic Hunters" is a beautiful film about these superb hunters and their life histories. It includes shocking footage of persecution of eagles in various parts of the world where they are killed and nailed to fences or poisoned.
Snakes: "Snake" is an excellent film to dispel irrational fears about snakes, 85 percent of which are harmless to humans, and to show their value in controlling rodents and other snakes.
Bats: See film list at end of "Bats: Ecologically Important Mammals" project.