ENVIRONMENT

  • THE NORTH DRIFT

    THE NORTH DRIFT

    Our oceans are drowning in plastic. Much of this waste ends up in the sea via rivers, including European rivers. This is the sad conclusion film-maker Steffen Krones comes to when he discovers waste from Germany on Norway’s Lofoten Islands. To find out more, Steffen and a friend build a GPS buoy to follow the waste’s journey all the way to the Arctic.

  • WHALE TALK

    WHALE TALK

    Is it possible to untangle the hidden structures of the communication system of killer whales? Along the west coast of Canada an interdisciplinary, international team of researchers sets out to find answers.

  • THE AMAZON ON THE BRINK

    THE AMAZON ON THE BRINK

    Flames devastated Brazil’s Amazon rainforests in summer 2019. When the world’s green lungs burn, experts and international politicians suddenly take notice. Because protecting this globally unique ecosystem is of existential importance. We investigate the unfolding ecological and humanitarian catastrophe.

  • 66 METRES – RISING SEA LEVELS

    66 METRES – RISING SEA LEVELS

    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 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.

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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.

  • OCEAN GRABBING – NEW LAWS OF THE SEA

    OCEAN GRABBING – NEW LAWS OF THE SEA

    Around the globe, the rights of use and ownership of marine and coastal zones are being reallocated. Ocean grabbing is overruling the traditional rights of local communities and depriving fishermen and coastal inhabitants of their livelihoods. An investigative documentary into its consequences with examples from India, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica and Kenya.

  • UNDERWATER CARNIVAL

    UNDERWATER CARNIVAL

    Fantastic underwater world and a crazy carnival – we showcase an unusual spectacle, the Jember Fashion Carnival in East Java, which fascinates Indonesians with the beauty of its underwater world and sensitises them to the urgent need to protect it.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]