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And Saba is one of them.
This small volcanic island, just 30 miles south of St. Maarten/St. Martin, is known for its incredible coral reefs and scenic ocean views from the top of its peak. With the effects of ocean acidification spreading and water temperatures rising rapidly, these natural resources are at stake.
The good news? The environmental decline seen across the globe has not been as rapid nor detrimental here.
And it’s all due to one unique reason:
The people of Saba.
Saba: The Unspoiled Queen is a short documentary showcasing a Dutch Caribbean island that should be looked upon by the rest of the world as a model of conservation excellence.
Come along as we meet four Saban residents who will show us the incredible beauty that the island has to offer, both above and below the waves:
Crocodile James is a 9th generation Saban, whose pirate ancestors helped settle the island. James is the Trail Manager for the Saba Conservation Foundation and knows all there is to know about the terrestrial environment of the island.
Fred & Kelly are experienced dive masters who have lived on Saba for the last 8 years. They can speak first-hand about the changes that Saba's reefs are facing, along with the changing environment on the island itself.
Nicky is a local fisherman who makes his living off of Saba's reefs. He has seen the ups and downs of the fishing industry over the last 20 years.
We live in a time where all we hear in the media are themes of “time is running out”. It’s only doom and gloom stories that we hear about the future of our environment.
But thanks to the passion of its residents, Saba’s time is just beginning.
The island is an incredible case study of how proactive conservation efforts and a keen understanding of human impact can allow for the preservation of natural resources. 2016-08-09 21:37:17 GMT 2016-08-19 17:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed 40 40 0 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far. Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 40 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 40 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
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THIS 5 SQUARE MILE DORMANT VOLCANO IS CALLED HOME BY 1500 RESIDENTS, MORE OR LESS.
SABA’S BREATHTAKING GEOLOGICAL FEATURES ARE SO IMPRESSIVE THAT THEY INSPIRED THE INFAMOUS SKULL ISLAND OF THE ORIGINAL 1933 KING KONG.
NARRATOR: SABA WAS FORMED SOME 500,000 YEARS AGO WHEN AN UNDERWATER VOLCANO ERUPTED DURING THE LATE PLEISTOCENE ERA.
FAST-FORWARD TO 1493, WHEN THE ISLAND’S JAGGED SHORELINES DETERRED EVEN GREAT EXPLORERS SUCH AS CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS.
IT MIGHT LOOK TREACHEROUS FROM AFAR, BUT TAKING A CLOSER LOOK YOU WILL FIND THAT SABA IS MUCH MORE THAN A BARREN VOLCANIC ROCK. NOW DORMANT, ON THE TOP OF THIS VOLCANO YOU WILL FIND LUSH CLOUD FORESTS MADE UP OF MAHOGANY TREES AND ANCIENT FERNS.
AND THAT’S NOT ALL… HIKING TRAILS SPAN THE ISLAND THAT ALLOW THE INTREPID TO TREK THROUGH THE NUMEROUS ECOSYSTEMS THAT SABA HAS TO OFFER.
NARRATOR: JAMES JOHNSON EARNED THE NICKNAME CROCODILE JAMES DUE TO HIS RATHER ADVENTUROUS APPETITE.
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