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Atlantic Salmon: Lost at Sea - Fighting to Save Endangered Salmon
An epic journey through the oceanic kingdom of the Atlantic Salmon in an attempt to unravel the mystery of their life at sea. Salmon are plummeting to critical levels. The cause is mortality at sea. For the first time, using…
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…
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…
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…
Night Parrot Stories - A Mysterious Australian Bird
In the remote deserts of Australia lives an elusive nocturnal bird called the Night Parrot. Virtually nothing is known of its ecology as it's disappeared at the end of the 19th Century. Searching for evidence of its existence became a…
Last Extinction - Megabeasts' Sudden Death
PBS
What killed the mammoths? Near the end of the last ice age 13,000 years ago, these mighty beasts disappeared from North America together with some 35 other groups of mammals. For four decades, debate has raged over the cause of…
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…
Disenchanted Forest - Great Apes in Asia
We call them o-rang-u-tans, which literally means "forest persons" in the Malay and Indonesian languages. They are the only great apes native to Asia. Of all the apes, they are the closest to man in genetic makeup. And they face…
Stories of Wolves
"Stories of Wolves" is about the recovery efforts for our Mexican Gray Wolves, the most endangered land mammal in all of North America. There only remain about 90 wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico. The film has…
History Of Life: Extinction – An End and a New Beginning
Part of the Series: History of Life
Mass extinctions have shaped and reshaped the landscape of life on earth throughout its history. In this program we chronicle the history of mass extinctions and their effect on evolution. We learn that these events not only destroy life, but…
Birds Of Hispaniola
See the diverse wildlife of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti), the second largest island of the Caribbean. More than 120 birds including 30 endemic species are shown in their natural environment. The documentary also includes animals of special interest: sea…
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Counting Sheep - Restoring the Sierra Nevada Bighorn
Counting Sheep chronicles the struggle for survival of the wild Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, a majestic emblem of American wilderness. Shot and produced over the course of twelve years, Counting Sheep captures the plight of the Sierra bighorn with dynamic…
Great White Lies
Western Australia isn't the first place to cull sharks, but in a day and age where we are supposedly making progress in our understanding of sharks, what does it mean outdated practices continue to pop-up rather than disappear? The reputation…
Green Matters: Endangered Species
Part of the Series: Green Matters- What in the World is Going on?
From Tibet to Argentina and many places in-between, this encompassing look at endangered species offers insight into the plight and hope for many of our planets animals. Along the way we'll search for species now believed extinct, such as the…
Gambling On Extinction
Gambling On Extinction is a powerful documentary that takes you from the killing fields in Kenya and South Africa to the trading hubs of Vietnam and China with undercover investigators, rangers, ex-poachers, conservationists and buyers. Director Jakob Kneser exposes the…
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,…
Ahmed And The Return Of The Arab Phoenix
Shot around the Palmyra oasis, Syria. Despite its bad reputation in the international press, the Syrian government is very much involved in the effort of protecting its natural heritage. This is the story of a handful of visionary men who…
Red Wolf Revival
Red Wolf Revival is a short film about the last remaining wild population of red wolves. Centered on the historic recovery effort in Eastern North Carolina, we document the multifaceted struggle to reintroduce one of the rarest animals on earth…