ENVIRONMENT

  • THE WOMAN WITH THE BLOODHOUNDS

    THE WOMAN WITH THE BLOODHOUNDS

    Virunga National Park with its unique mountain gorillas is in danger: Rebels and poachers are threatening this paradise in the Congo. Veterinarian Marlene Zähner trains rangers and highly specialised dogs to track down poachers. In Virunga National Park in the Congo, rangers fight tirelessly against the many poachers with the help of a highly specialised team of dogs. The park’s game population has already been decimated by 95%. Mountain gorillas are particularly threatened by extinction. Eight years ago, the director […]

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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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  • 66 METRES

    66 METRES

    Rising seas will be one of the biggest challenges we face in the next few centuries. Island states will disappear, coastlines will shift. On the basis of scientists’ predictions, billions of dollars are being invested in coastal protection measures. But not everything can be protected. The polar ice caps are melting and water is on its way. If all the ice in Antarctica and Greenland melted, the seal level would rise by over 66 metres. Rising sea levels will be […]

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  • UNDERWATER CARNIVAL

    UNDERWATER CARNIVAL

    Fantastic underwater world and crazy carnival – we showcase an unusual spectacle which sensitises Indonesians to the beauty of its underwater world and the need to protect it.  The Jember Fashion Carnaval takes place in East Java every year and is a truly special occasion. The carnival was initiated by local fashion designer Dynand Fariz, 54, who wants to promote the creativity of local youngsters, setting different themes for the costumes every year. The costumes are presented in a magnificent […]

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  • POISONED FIELDS – GLYPHOSATE, AN UNDERRATED RISK?

    POISONED FIELDS – GLYPHOSATE, AN UNDERRATED RISK?

      Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used weed killer. Some consider it harmless, others say it is a serious health hazard for man and animals. A highly topical investigation into a controversial substance. Glyphosate is the world’s best-selling herbicide. Most glyphosate products are used in agriculture. They are a simple and cost-effective way of controlling weeds that can otherwise persist for years. Some consider it to be completely harmless, while others say it is a serious health hazard for […]

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  • FURUSATO

    FURUSATO

    A small town in Fukushima’s exclusion zone searches for normalcy after the world’s largest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. A small town in Fukushima’s exclusion zone searches for normalcy after the world’s largest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. A teen rocker, a media-savvy activist, a conflicted TEPCO engineer, and a female horse breeder cope with the loss of their homes and the unseen danger of radiation. Each faces a crucial decision: to stay or to go? Furusato, or hometown, is an unsettling […]

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  • DRY SEASON – CENTRAL ASIA’S BATTLE FOR WATER

    DRY SEASON – CENTRAL ASIA’S BATTLE FOR WATER

    Anyone in Central Asia who has water also has power. Will there soon be an all-out battle for water in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan und Uzbekistan? Anyone in Central Asia who has water, from reservoirs or the upper reaches of rivers, also has power. While the higher-lying countries of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have control over the region’s two largest rivers, the Amudarja and Syrdarja, lower-lying Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are left empty-handed. A power-political disaster with devastating consequences for the […]

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  • ASIA’S LAST CHEETAHS

    ASIA’S LAST CHEETAHS

    The Asiatic Cheetah is a critically endangered species. Only 40-70 of these wild cats survive today in Iran. Animal welfare activists have launched a broad rescue mission to save these hunters from extinction. Cheetahs in Asia? Yes, they do still exist. But only 40-70 of these graceful hunters are left in the wild, surviving today exclusively in Iran. These Asiatic Cheetahs are the rarest big cats in the world. Mohammad Farhadinia is one of the most eminent experts on Asiatic […]

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