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Top 10 eco-disaster movies

By: Sarah Hicks on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
Darwin's Nightmare

Photo: coop99 /2004

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Darwin's Nightmare

For proof that upsetting the ecology can have dire consequences, see this 2004 documentary that chronicles what happened in Tanzania when the non-indigenous Nile Perch was introduced to Lake Victoria in the 1960s to combat over-fishing. The piscine predator devoured the native species, ruined the lake’s ecosystem, and has had a disastrous economic and social impact on the local economy, now dependent on exporting a commodity its impoverished people can’t afford.