Primeval survivors

New Zealand, 1981

Film
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The Tuatura is the sole survivor of a reptile species that is now confined to a few off-shore islands in New Zealand. The film is set on tiny Stevens Island, a wildlife sanctuary which is home for 100,000 of these unique reptiles.

Credits

director
producer

Hugh Macdonald

production company

New Zealand National Film Unit

Duration

00:11:02:00

Production places
New Zealand
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32777

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Animal ecology

Animals & Wildlife → Animal populations

Animals & Wildlife → Endangered species

Animals & Wildlife → Reptiles

Animals & Wildlife → Wildlife conservation - New Zealand

Animals & Wildlife → Wildlife refuges

Animals & Wildlife → Zoology - New Zealand

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservation of natural resources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Wildlife conservation - New Zealand

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - New Zealand

Short films

Short films → Short films - New Zealand

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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