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Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
BBC
The most brilliantly coloured of all mammals are our relatives the monkeys.The scarlet face of a Uakari and bright blue bottom of a Mandrill, are matchless. But colour-vision first gave this group another advantage up in the trees - finding…
Are Animals Conscious?
Part of the Series: Animal Minds
BBC
In 'Are Animals Conscious?', Lynn Combe is convinced that Kate Moss (her pet lizard) is conscious. Lady Miriam Rothschild agrees: "I've had dogs since I was four years old. If you live with a dog and really love the dog…
Unlocking the Cage - Expanding Legal Rights to Animals
Unlocking the Cage follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. Arguing that cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants have the capacity for…
Food for Thought
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
BBC
Human beings appear to be unique amongst mammals - we live in huge cities, we walk on two legs and we have language. But how far have we really come from our mammal heritage? Are we really as different as…
Vanishing of the Bees
Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page, takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film also highlights the positive changes that have resulted due to a…
Snow Monkeys
Part of the Series: Nature
PBS
In the frigid valleys of Japan's Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys make their way and raise their families in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows their place. Their leader is still new to the…
From Billions to None
From Billions to None tells the compelling, little-known story of the rapid extinction of the once abundant passenger pigeon, and explores its lessons for today with the alarming decline of many species worldwide. These sleek and beautiful birds darkened entire…
Rise of the Eco Warriors - Young Activists Saving the Rain Forest
Every individual matters, every action counts. A group of passionate and adventurous young people leave their known worlds behind to spend 100 days in the jungles of Borneo. Their mission is to confront one of the great global challenges of…
Life in the Trees
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
BBC
An emergent tree in a tropical forest can grow to over forty metres high. The first branch may be twenty metres from the ground. A slip from this height would almost certainly be fatal.To make matters worse, branches may break…
Louis Theroux: Americas Most Dangerous Pets
BBC
The World Wildlife Fund estimate that there are now more tigers in captivity in the US than there are in the wild in the rest of the world. Louis travels to America's heartlands to meet the people who choose to…
Climate Change - Coral Reefs on Edge
In clear and direct language, Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, one of the world's leading coral biologists, presents his scientific findings that document how C02 emissions are pushing the world's coral reefs to the brink of extinction. Coral reefs are the largest…
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The Messenger - An Ode to the Imperiled Songbird
Su Rynard's wide-ranging and contemplative documentary THE MESSENGER explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount…
Queen of the Sun - What are the Bees Telling Us?
From Taggart Siegel, director of the award-winning documentary The Real Dirst on Farmer John , comes a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis. Queen of the Sun takes us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees…
Bye Bye Guinea Pig - Alternatives to Animal Testing
Animal activists have long battled to stop testing on animals. But now, some scientists are adding their voice to the debate, saying that the results of many animal experiments are inaccurate, biased or plain useless. They claim that better alternatives…
Opportunists
Part of the Series: The Life of Mammals
BBC
When it comes to food most mammals are specialists - some eat nothing but termites, some just seeds, others eat only flesh, and one species, the giant panda, relies almost exclusively on bamboo. But, there is an alternative strategy for…
Walking With the Great Apes
Walking With the Great Apes is a comprehensive, engaging 6 part series that explores the current status of and challenges facing the world's largest remaining primates in the wild. Walking in the footsteps of Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall, young…
6 videos
Call of Life: Facing Mass Extinction
Call of Life is the first feature-length documentary to fully investigate the growing threat posed by the rapid and massive loss of biodiversity on the planet. Featuring leading scientists, social scientists, environmentalists and others, the film explores the scope, the…
2 videos
More Than Honey
A comprehensive look at the plight of endangered honeybees around the globe and the potential effects of their extinction. The film considers the scientific, environmental and economic implications of the honeybee epidemic while pushing for a profound understanding of bees…
An Introduction to the Primates
An Introduction To The Primates, covers 41 species of primates ranging from the 300 gram sized pygmy slow loris to the 200 kilogram sized gorilla. At least ten of these are extremely endangered species, including the Zanzibar red colobus, (filmed…
Do Animals have Emotions?
Part of the Series: Animal Minds
BBC
Does a goldfish feel imprisoned and depressed in its bowl? It seems natural to assume that animals have emotions, that a dog is happy when it wags its tail, or that a chimpanzee trapped in a cage is miserable. Do…