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Title Warzone gone wild
Published 2009


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 WATERFT ART&ARCH  333.95409519 Yeo/Wgw  2009/07/31  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Summary "The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a buffer zone 4 km wide and 248 kilometers long on the Korean peninsula that splits it into two. Both North and South Korea maintain an immense military presence on both sides of the border. It has been half a century after the Korean War but tension still runs high. Isolated from the outside world for over 50 years and closed off to civilians, this zone has become a paradise for wildlife. But this is no wildlife preserve. It is a highly restricted area where even army personnel have to be regulated when entering this zone. The animals roam along military installations, razor wire, and armed soldiers. There are over 1500 species that call this place home. It's a gold mine for animal researchers. Meet Dr. Kim Young Jun who has been working in the DMZ for the past 5 years. He is a wildlife veterinarian who works with various NGOs, tracking the wildlife populations that have flourished in the DMZ. Witness the mating of fire-bellied toads, meet endangered birds such as red-crowned cranes and white-naped cranes, and join Dr. Kim in the rescue of a wild boar and a collared scops owl at the DMZ. The ecology of the DMZ will surely be destroyed in the event of war. Ironically, it could also be destroyed by peace, if humans pour into the region. It is the precarious 50 year limbo that has kept the wildlife safe. If reunification, formal peace, or just a laying down of arms comes, what will happen to the DMZ? Will the walls and fences be taken apart, and what will happen to the animals here?" -- Nationa Geographic Channel website
Notes Off-air recording of National Geographic Channel broadcast July 31, 2009. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Director: Sang-Sup Yeom; Writer: Jung-Eun Cho
Performer Narrator: Harry Chase
Notes No rating given
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Animals -- Korea
Animals and civilization -- Korea
Ecology -- Korea
Wildlife conservation -- Korea
Korean Demilitarized Zone (Korea)
Author Yeom, Sang-Sup
Cho, Jung-Eun
Chase, Harry
National Geographic (Television Channel)