With the example of the youngest island on earth the programme unveils the ways and tricks which allow plants and animals to colonise a faraway land such as a new island. Islands can be originated by different geological mechanisms but their shape, composition, and position on the globe is reflected on their inhabitants.
Species that happen to found themselves isolated become different from their relatives living on continents. And sometimes this differences go as far as producing a dwarf elephant or a giant tortoise, a flightless bird or a record-size seed. Islands can be as large as Australia and Madagascar, or as small as isolated rocks and pinnacles. But they invariably "produce" oddities. The islanders, in time, become perfectly adapted to their island environment. But living on an island has its rules that can be easily disrupted by the invasion of humans.
Directors: U. Adilardi - A. MaggiFootage:Film Super 16mmProduction: © 2002 Paneikon - Docstar / Canal+
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