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Threat and survival in the Alps

51m 58s

Far from the hectic pace of human activities, mountains are an ultimate haven for ibex, black grouse, groundhogs or wolves. But nowadays, humans are progressively leaving their mark through winter sports or global warming. Shot in France, Italy and Switzerland, our movie is the story of a life of adapting to the natural environment, but also to a new predator, Man, for these four emblematic wildlife species in the European Alps. Because; you don't need a rifle to harm mountain wildlife....

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The Wildlife Orphanage 3

48m 19s

Normally animal shelters are the last refuge for unfortunate creatures. But in Namibia, Southern Africa, there is a different kind of shelter: a ten thousand hectare orphanage - a haven for wildanimals. The residents are rather exotic- lions, baboons and cheetahs. The two-legged stars of the series are the volunteers.

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Born to be wild

51m 49s

Still warm in the womb of his mother, rocked by the sounds of a world he does not know yet, a little elephant will soon see the light of day. He belongs to a big family. He shares this majestic territory with the tribe of Maasai herders and many other wild species since the beginning of time. Learn about others species in the wonderful Tanzania.

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Gober - On the Fate of an Orang-Utan Mother

52m 00s

Over the course of years, we follow the dramatic life of Gober, the orang-utan mother. This is a scarcely believable but true story from Sumatra, the large Indonesian island. Gober is first noticed by conservationists when she struggles to meet her daily nutritional needs. It soon becomes clear that she is suffering from creeping sight loss, and her daughter will still be dependent on her for years to come.

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Emptying the Skies

1h 17m

Based on an essay written by noted best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen for The New Yorker, ‘Emptying the Skies’ chronicles the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds in southern Europe. Songbird populations have been drastically declining for several decades, and a number of species face imminent extinction. The film explores the wonder of these tiny globe-flying marvels, millions of which are unlawfully slaughtered each year for large sums on the black market.

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Banking Nature

1h 27m

We investigate the commercialization of the natural world. Protecting our planet has become big business with companies promoting new environmental markets. This involves species banking, where investors buy up vast swathes of land, full of endangered species, to enable them to sell 'nature credits'. Companies whose actions destroy the environment are now obliged to buy these credits and new financial centres have sprung up, specializing in this trade.

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Sidney's Aquarium

9m 47s

Sydney Aquarium is a well known attraction of tourists and locals. Home to more than six thousand species it's a fabulous way to spend a few hours in the harbour city.

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Waiting for Elephants

49m 51s

In this French film, uncover the world of the remaining forest elephants that live in the lush jungles of Gabon. Victims of poachers for their highly prized ivory, these reclusive creatures are enchanting. But can they be saved from those who prey on them?

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Tracing the Gobi Bear

51m 04s

For a long time it had been believed to be a mythical desert yeti. The extremely shy Gobi bears are among world‘s rarest animals. About 30 specimen supposedly have survived in the Gobi desert. Mongolian scientists have now verified the existence of the legendary small brown bear: at a watering place the bear walked into a camera trap. At this moment a comprehensive research and preservation program is getting started. A thrilling expedition, tracing one of the most fascinating animals on earth.

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The Wildlife Orphanage 2

48m 21s

Normally animal shelters are the last refuge for unfortunate creatures. But in Namibia, Southern Africa, there is a different kind of shelter: a ten thousand hectare orphanage - a haven for wildanimals. The residents are rather exotic- lions, baboons and cheetahs. The two-legged stars of the series are the volunteers.

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The Wildlife Orphanage 1

48m 20s

Normally animal shelters are the last refuge for unfortunate creatures. But in Namibia, Southern Africa, there is a different kind of shelter: a ten thousand hectare orphanage - a haven for wildanimals. The residents are rather exotic- lions, baboons and cheetahs. The two-legged stars of the series are the volunteers.

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Owl's Odyssey

48m 11s

When a female barn-owl's home - an old disused barn - is demolished, she has to seek a new place to live. On the way, flying through forests and across grasslands, she encounters most of the common owl species in Central Europe: long- and short- eared owls, little, tawny and eagle owls, some she can live peace- fully beside, others she must shun or risk becoming their prey. During her journey, the film shows how owls fly so silently and hunt so efficiently.

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Sheltered

1h 13m

WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGES OF ANIMAL CRUELTY! Hope, despair and devoted care are all in a day's work at this animal shelter

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Nature's Keepers Massachusetts

52m 24s

Nature’s Keepers features stunning high definition shots of 40+ distinct environments – coral reefs, tropical forests, marshlands, savannah, mangroves and more. Exploring our planet’s greatest natural treasures, it clearly demonstrates the very real threats to precious places and endangered. Encouragingly it also outlines amazingly high tech preservation schemes and profiles the passionate ‘guardians’ committed to preserving them.

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