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    PASSION PARANÁ

    The unique eco-system along the shores of the Paraná River in South America is under threat. We travel to South America and meet people who are fighting for their future and the conservation of the Paraná region. A river like the sea – this is how the indigenous people used to refer to the giant stream shaping their homelands. In their language this translates to “Paraná”. Over 3,000 kilometres, the Paraná flows from Brazil to Argentina via Paraguay, along the […]

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  • KAMCHATKA BEARS – LIFE BEGINS

    KAMCHATKA BEARS – LIFE BEGINS

    Against the stunning backdrop of Russia’s easternmost peninsula of Kamchatka, we spend seven months following two brown bear mothers and observing their cubs in the first and most eventful year of their lives. The wildlife sanctuary on Russia’s easternmost peninsula of Kamchatka is considered a bear’s paradise. Thanks to its large red salmon stocks, countless brown bears spend their summer and autumn here, where they find food in abundance. For seven months, we follow two mother bears and their newborns: […]

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  • THE UNKNOWN LIFE OF ANTARCTICA – A YEAR AMID THE ETERNAL ICE

    THE UNKNOWN LIFE OF ANTARCTICA – A YEAR AMID THE ETERNAL ICE

    On King George Island, the gateway to Antarctica, five different nations operate research stations located in the most extraordinary of environments. Only together can researchers survive such hostile conditions. King George Island on the edge of the coldest, loneliest continent on Earth. The island is the gateway to Antarctica. Located at its southwestern tip in an extraordinary landscape of rock and ice are research stations operated by five different nations: Chile, Russia, Uruguay, South Korea and China. Conflicting political views, […]

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  • OCEAN GRABBING – NEW LAWS OF THE SEA

    OCEAN GRABBING – NEW LAWS OF THE SEA

    Around the globe, rights of use of marine and coastal zones are being reallocated – an investigation into the consequences of ocean grabbing. Around the globe, the rights of use and ownership of marine and coastal zones are being reallocated. In line with global market rules and largely kept hidden from the public, changing national and international legislation is leading to a development that is overruling the traditional rights of use of local commmunities. Fishermen and coastal inhabitants are being […]

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  • SUPERSENSES – SUPER SIGHT

    SUPERSENSES – SUPER SIGHT

    Vision is crucial to survival. It’s how ninety five percent of animals interpret the world. Eyes are so vital they’ve evolved independently almost one hundred times, from the incredibly simple to the bafflingly complex. The results are a countless array of shapes, sizes, colours and abilities. Whether an animal has just two or hundreds of eyes, they’re adapted perfectly for its particular suite of needs. Eyes have evolved to compensate for underwater distortion, tell danger from dinner from vast distances, […]

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  • SUPERSENSES – SUPER POWERS

    SUPERSENSES – SUPER POWERS

    A lizard that can run on water, a colourful crustacean with a deadly punch, a miniscule frog with skin that can kill, a beaver with iron-coated teeth, and a crocodile with a bite so strong, it can crush a car. The natural world is packed with incredible superpowers. We find out why and how some of the world’s most amazing animals use their special powers to survive in a diverse range of environments, and how they push the limits of […]

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  • SUPERSENSES – INVISIBLE WORLD

    SUPERSENSES – INVISIBLE WORLD

    Sight and sound are two of humans’ most important senses, and to us the world seems full of dazzling colours and bustling noises. But compared to some animals, our senses are sorely limited. Beyond our scope of perception, there is an invisible world that humans know little about, but that some animals rely on in order to survive. We delve into a kaleidoscopic world of colour, discovering the ways in which insects use ultraviolet light to guide them to their […]

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  • CARPATHIAN PREDATORS – REALM OF THE BEAR

    CARPATHIAN PREDATORS – REALM OF THE BEAR

    The Carpathian mountains stretch across seven European countries; a land of vast primeval forests, steep gorges and isolated peaks, that offers a precious refuge for some of the continent’s most charismatic creatures. Over the course of a summer, a mother brown bear struggles to find enough food for herself and her two young cubs. Long summer days are spent fattening up in preparation for the harsh winter ahead. For the youngsters, it’s a time to learn the essential survival skills […]

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  • COLOMBIA’S WILD COAST – MARCH OF THE CRABS

    COLOMBIA’S WILD COAST – MARCH OF THE CRABS

    On the tiny Caribbean Island of Providencia, 400 miles from Colombia’s Atlantic coast, a young female black crab is about to undertake the biggest mission of her life; to escort her 80,000 eggs from her mountain top home, on a 2 mile hike to the coast. Using cutting edge camera equipment to capture every minute detail of the young crab’s migration, this film will bring the very highest quality of world wildlife cinematography to Providencia like it has never been […]

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  • COLOMBIA’S WILD COAST – GORGONA, SNAKE PRISON ISLAND

    COLOMBIA’S WILD COAST – GORGONA, SNAKE PRISON ISLAND

    Gorgona, a remote Colombian island, has a dark secret. It’s a natural fortress, surrounded by shark-infested seas, blanketed in impenetrable jungle and teaming with deadly snakes. For that reason it was chosen by the Colombian government as the site of a high security prison, Colombia’s own Alcatraz. In 1959 it began housing the nation’s most notorious criminals. It was modelled on Nazi concentration camps and claims of human rights abuse were rife. Murders within its walls were common. For twenty-five […]

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  • WILD LATIN AMERICA – REALM OF THE SPECTACLED BEAR

    WILD LATIN AMERICA – REALM OF THE SPECTACLED BEAR

    High in the Andean Mountains lives South America’s only species of bear – the Spectacled Bear. One of the most endangered bear on earth, there could be as few as thirteen thousand of them left. The wild and secluded Chaparri Ecological Reserve in Northern Peru is a safe haven for a small population of these bears. We’ll observe these shy and charismatic creatures at play, foraging and looking for mates in their mountainous home. Amazona was orphaned at nine months […]

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  • WILD LATIN AMERICA – HUMPBACK, BIRTH OF A GIANT

    WILD LATIN AMERICA – HUMPBACK, BIRTH OF A GIANT

    In crystal clear waters off the Pacific coast of Colombia, a new-born humpback whale breaks the surface as he draws his first breath. He is already 16 feet long, a giant, but the challenges ahead of him are monumental. It’s winter. Before the season turns he must nurse constantly on his mother’s fat-rich milk to bulk-up, and he must learn the life skills he needs before undertaking one of the longest migrations on the planet: a journey five thousand miles […]

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