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Return of the Dodo
A shared fascination for the Dodo, a passion for wildlife, and desire to protect ecosystems is what unites a characterful group of artists and scientists. They inspire each other to reconstruct in bronze nine extinct creatures from Mauritius, including the Dodo, for return to their natural habitat. As a conservation…
Extinction in Progress
The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is still struggling to get on its feet from the disastrous 2010 earthquake. But the real problem Haiti faces in the near future is the complete degradation of its natural resources. Today, forests cover less than two percent of its territory and…
Breaking Point: The Disappearing Salton Sea
One of the worst ecological disasters in U.S. history is rapidly approaching, a casualty of the drought and "water wars" in the Southwest. California's largest lake - the Salton Sea in the Sonoran desert - is disappearing. As Breaking Point reveals, large swaths of lake bed are already exposed and…
Adventures in Birdwatching
Join ornithologist and nature enthusiast Ken Dial as he travels to several birding hot spots filled with the most spectacular species of birds imaginable.
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 causes, and the predicted global impact of a mass extinction…
Young Bird Season
Competitive pigeon racing in New England is featured in this short film that reveals the camaraderie and competition of the niche sport and its participants. As their treasured birds race hundreds of miles night and day, the men of the Braintree Racing Pigeon Club pass the time with chitchat, obsessive…
Attenborough's Giant Egg
BBC
In 1961, David Attenborough was handed a very special memento while filming in Madagascar: egg fragments belonging to the largest ever bird. Now, he returns to the island and asks whether it holds the clue to saving the country's remaining wildlife. On a hot day in 1961, while filming Zoo…
Into the Air
Part of the Series: Secrets of Bones
Ben Garrod finds out how the skeleton has allowed vertebrates to do the most remarkable thing of all - take to the air. He discovers why the humble pigeon is such an exceptional flier, uncovers bony secrets as to how the albatross makes mammoth migrations and finds out why some…
Inside the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Part of the Series: Museum Secrets Series 3
Established in 1846 by a scientist named James Smithson, The Smithsonian is the largest museum and research complex in the world, with over 10 million visitors every year, and nearly 137 million specimens and artefacts. Inside the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, we take off in a World War Two era…
Frogs: The Thin Green Line - Endangered Frog Species
Part of the Series: Nature
It is the greatest mass extinction since the dinosaurs. Population by population, species by species, amphibians are vanishing off the face of the Earth. Despite international alarm and a decade and a half of scientists scrambling for answers, the steady hemorrhaging of amphibians continues like a leaky faucet that cannot…
Rare Chicken Rescue
After a long battle with depression, Queensland rare chicken breeder Mark Tully is now on a mission to protect the endangered chickens to which he owes his life. He begins an epic "chicken chase" fuelled by a determination to find "lost" breeds of poultry before they are gone forever. According…
Emptying the Skies - Saving the Songbirds of Southern Europe
Based on a widely republished New Yorker essay by best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen, EMPTYING THE SKIES exposes the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe. Songbird populations have been drastically declining for several decades, with a number of species facing imminent extinction. This poignant documentary explores the wonder of…