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189 - BOLIVIA: SMALL BEETLES, BIG MONEY!

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52'
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Bolivia is one of the countries with the widest variety of insect species. These have flourished especially well in the Bolivian Yungas on the eastern slopes of the Andes. Biologists and animal dealers are equally drawn to them.

Dealers catch animals and sell them to tourists and collectors in Europe and Asia, but researchers are trying to save species threatened with extinction, and preserve the fragile ecological balance in the region. The entomologist Fernando Guerra Sernudo is one of them. Together with locals, he initiates programs aimed at preserving the variety of insect life. Above all, it is a matter enlightening those living in the Yungas. None of them should let foreign dealers and poachers know exactly where the best insects can be found.

Director(s) : LUGONES (ROBERTO)

Producer(s) : ARTE GEIE, MEDIEN KONTOR Movie GMBH

Production Year : 2014
Language(s) : German, French

Rights : DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, TV, VOD

Territories : Worldwide.