Cameras Roll on Maungatautari


By Lucy Reed

Still being established, Maungatautari Ecological Island is already considered a world leader.

An American conservation filmmaker says Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust leads the world in mainland islands and he wants to show it to the world.

Michael Tobias has made more than 100 films and is currently shooting a two-hour film called Hot Spots, showcasing locations around the world where endangered species and "fragmented habitat are most severe", but where people and governments are rallying to prevent extinction.

Mr Tobias and his wife Jane Morrison are filming 18 locations around the country.

"One could film forever here. It's just the nature of a region with biodiversity."

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