80% of the world’s extinctions have occurred on islands.

In the 1990s, two surfer / biologists decided to do something about that. Today, their company Island Conservation employs dozens of people around the globe, removing feral animals from islands, preventing extinctions and making our world a little more hope-filled. I interviewed their chief scientist under a tree at the IUCN World Parks Congress last year, and the resulting film is part nature documentary, part fairy tale and chock full of blindingly beautiful, big-hearted science.

Directed by Jilli Rose.


Bright Spots

2016 AU 8 min
Festival Year: 2017
Types: Animation, Short
Topic: Arts and Environment, Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Global Perspectives