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Boom and bust

Duration: 00:35

Without their natural predators and diseases, populations of introduced rabbits in Australia can explode. They can graze bare hundreds of square miles of grassland, affecting everything else that lives there. Overgrazing eventually affects the rabbits too and they die by the millions of starvation.

Available since: Tue 23 Feb 2010

Credits

Presenter
David ATTENBOROUGH
Producer
Rupert BARRINGTON
Camera Operator
Rod CLARKE
Camera Operator
Mike FOX
Camera Operator
Richard KIRBY

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State of the Planet WHY IS THERE A CRISIS?

3 part series in which David Attenborough (DA) investigates the future of life on earth. 2. Identifies the 5 human activities that are most damaging.

First broadcast: 22 Nov 2000

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