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The Arid Lands Video Demonstration & Media Outreach Project

Project Number: 
Project Duration: 
24 months
May 1, 1995 to April 30, 1997
Institution of Principle Investigator while on this project: 
New Mexico State University

Investigators (most current known information)

Electronic Media Supervisor, New Mexico State University, Box 30003 - Dept 3AI, Las Cruces NM 88003
TEL: +1-575-646-5858, FAX: +1-575-646-2702, Email:
Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (JNF)
Director, Research & Development, Hishtil Nurseries, 37 Brosh Street, Karmei Yossef 99797, ISRAEL
TEL: +972-8-988-6374, FAX: +972-8-928-7680, Email:

Proposal Abstract

Survivors in the Sand tracks the efforts of leading international scientists in their quest to unlock the secrets of the world's diverse desert environments. This newly released documentary also looks at those who choose to live in the desert-resilient people from around the globe who struggle to balance the desire for prosperity with the need to sustain the fragile deserts in which they live.

As human populations explode, the impact on these vital lands has accelerated substantially. Survivors in the Sand takes the viewer to the front lines of this confrontation, as desert dwellers and scientists grapple with the challenges facing them today. Recorded on-location in the deserts of Australia, the Middle East, and the American Southwest, the documentary presents stories of different global perspectives.

Survivors in the Sand is available from the Department of Agricultural Communications, College of Agriculture and Home Economics, New Mexico State University, TEL: 505-646-2701. The cost for the videotape is $24.95, plus shipping. Details are available from the Survivors in the Sand home page.


Videotape Program

Gleason, J. 1998. Survivors in the sand. VHS-tape. Department of Agricultural Communications, College of Agriculture and Home Economics. New Mexico State University. Las Cruces NM.


Support for this project came from the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service