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The Nature of Things Manufacturing the Wild

What if we could make new wilderness? Even new wild creatures? For generations, we've tried to preserve wilderness, and the amazing creatures that live there. But what if we could bring back the wild of the ancient past? A radical new movement called Rewilding aims to do just that.
  • 2015
  • 00:43:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2016

National Geographic Documentaries The Road to Collapse

It was the greatest civilization in history – so advanced and powerful it dwarfed anything that came before it. In the year 2210, teams of scientists investigate colossal ruins, searching for answers to one haunting question: how could a civilization that mastered the planet suddenly collapse? From the wreckage, they piece together the most remarkable story ever uncovered.
  • 2010
  • 01:36:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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1000 Days for the Planet The Victims of Palm Oil

Large-scale deforestation of tropical forests for palm oil production is a growing problem that threatens the survival of huge numbers of animals and plants, many already on the verge of extinction. In Indonesia almost two million hectares of forest disappear every year. That's equivalent to six football fields being flattened every minute. Oil from palm trees is currently found in ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015

1000 Days for the Planet Cyanide-laced Fish and Other Tasty Hazards

The waters of Indonesia teem with a huge variety of fish but the rapid degradation of coral reefs is threatening many species that are unique in the world. Illegal practices such as blast fishing and cyanide fishing are enormously destructive. The demand for live capture of exotic fish is a real threat to the future of many species. Exported for ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015

1000 Days for the Planet Global Climate Disruption

The Galapagos Archipelago is a model of conservation in the Pacific Ocean. Its remarkable diversity of marine species is explained by the upwelling of cold ocean currents. But an increasingly common climatic anomaly occurring far out to sea is killing life. It's El Niño. Scientists believe that climate change could cause the frequency and severity of this climatic phenomenon to ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015

1000 Days for the Planet Sumatra’s Elephants

The Indonesian island of Sumatra is home to one of the most critically endangered animals on the planet: the Sumatran elephant. But the wholesale destruction of tropical forests has wiped out their natural habitat. Even National Parks, created to protect the few remaining elephants, tigers, and orangutans are overrun with poachers. In a move to prevent their extinction, the World ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015

1000 Days for the Planet Hunting the Sperm Whale

The village of Lamalera in Indonesia is one of the last places on earth where whaling is allowed. For over 600 years, villagers have hunted whales and dolphins. It is subsistence hunting, authorized by the international community because it has always been done in the traditional manner in rowboats. But in recent years the outboard motor has altered their hunting ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015

1000 Days for the Planet The Last Orangutans of Sumatra

On the island of Sumatra, in Indonesia, an iconic species is barely hanging on. Orangutans are considered critically endangered. The massive wave of deforestation for oil palm production shows no sign of slowing down. Theoretically protected, the island's precious peat lands are being chewed up. Whole forests are set on fire killing every living thing in this paradise of biodiversity. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015

1000 Days for the Planet Komodo Dragons

The island of Komodo in Indonesia looks like a lost paradise. But watch your step! A strange animal that can dispatch a goat or a person in two seconds flat is the dominant predator: the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on earth. Incredibly, they live in close proximity to the islanders who subscribe to an ancient legend that says the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015

1000 Days for the Planet Gibbon Rescue

Gibbons are small tree-dwelling monkeys with no real predators. But in Indonesia where the native forests are being ravaged by oil palm production, young gibbons are often captured and kept as pets. When they reach sexual maturity, at around 7 years of age, and become aggressive they are either killed or caged in deplorable conditions. A remarkable young Frenchman, Aurélien ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015

1000 Days for the Planet The Turtles of Costa Rica

Turtles are among the most ancient inhabitants of the oceans. For millennia, various species of turtle have returned to beaches to lay their eggs. But an age-old family tradition is starting to jeopardize the future of Costa Rica's turtles. For years, families have divided up the beaches and harvested the precious eggs for their personal consumption.
  • 2013
  • 00:45:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/27/2014

1000 Days for the Planet The Manatees of Belize

The lagoons of Belize are home to a strange sea creature, one that mythology has long associated with the mermaid. A marine mammal more closely related to the elephant than to the whale, it has nails on its fins, nipples on its body and a trunk-like nasal protuberance. This odd creature is the manatee. Threatened worldwide, manatees are herbivores that ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/27/2014

1000 Days for the Planet The Last Jaguars and the Last Frogs

Hidden among the forests of Central America is one of the most spectacular felines on the planet: the jaguar. In a private reserve in Costa Rica, scientists use photo-identification to study the big cats' movements. However, this species needs huge territories in order to breed, and the conversion of forest into farmland has fragmented these territories and is beginning to ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/27/2014

1000 Days for the Planet The Cayman Islands: Struggle for Survival

In the Cayman Islands, the huge population explosion is destabilizing essential habitats for endemic species. Among them, the rarest large lizard on the planet: the blue iguana. Only a few dozen individuals remained when biologist Fred Burton decided to dedicate his life to preserving the species, which was once considered extinct in the wild.
  • 2013
  • 00:45:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/27/2014

1000 Days for the Planet The Sharks of Cocos Island

Located off the coast of Costa Rica, Cocos Island is one of the most spectacular diving sites in the world. But the abundance of sharks in protected marine reserves attracts poachers. Though park rangers are watchful, illegal fishing boats enter the reserve at night to fish for sharks and other fish.
  • 2013
  • 00:46:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/27/2014

1000 Days for the Planet Great Oceanic Migrators

This episode focuses on the ocean’s great migrator and tells the tale of one of humanity’s most important conservation victories – the recovery of the humpback whale. In the Dominican Republic, scientists are trying to solve the mystery of this species’ migratory routes. But new dangers, such as plastic pollution, now threaten the health of our oceans. A new “garbage patch” ...
  • 2013
  • 00:50:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/21/2014

1000 Days for the Planet Peril at Sea

This episode explores the unsustainable exploitation of our oceans by the fishing industry. Aboard a long-liner, the crew of the Sedna IV films the daily lives of these fishers who catch sharks and other large ocean predators. Today, this industry depends on the lucrative Asian shark fin market which is threatening shark populations worldwide. Sharks and turtles are among the ...
  • 2013
  • 00:50:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/21/2014

1000 Days for the Planet Mission Biodiversity

This episode takes us to Central America where many animal species have trouble coexisting with humans, their survival threatened by habitat loss. The recovery of the blue iguana in the Cayman Islands and the discovery of new potential habitats for the pygmy three-toed sloth, two critically endangered species, are important victories for scientists. But the poaching of jaguars and sea ...
  • 2013
  • 00:50:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/21/2014

CBC Animation All Nothing

For too long, we have held the mistaken belief that the world was created entirely for our benefit. As countless plant and animal species become extinct, our generous planet has little left to offer: clean water and lush forests are becoming increasingly rare. The film ends, however, on a positive note: Frédéric Back cherishes the hope that future generations will ...
  • 1978
  • 00:10:59
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/07/2013

Long métrage El Hombre que Plantaba Arboles (Español / Spanish / Espagnol)

This is the Spanish version of The Man Who Planted Trees. 2012 marked the 25th anniversary of the Oscar® win for The Man Who Planted Trees. Frédéric Back’s previous Oscar® win for Crac! allowed him to fulfill his dream of bringing Jean Giono's wonderful story to the screen. Its environmental message and philosophy of life reflect the concerns already addressed by Back in his ...
  • 1987
  • 00:31:02
  • General
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Animation The Man Who Planted Trees

2012 marked the 25th anniversary of the Oscar® win for The Man Who Planted Trees. Frédéric Back’s previous Oscar® win for Crac! allowed him to fulfill his dream of bringing Jean Giono's wonderful story to the screen. Its environmental message and philosophy of life reflect the concerns already addressed by Back in his previous films. The seeds that the shepherd plants are the ...
  • 1987
  • 00:30:30
  • General
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things The Human Tide

Since 1950, the human population of the world has doubled to nearly five and a half billion people. The major factor behind our assault on the environment is the rapidly accelerating growth of the human population. The world population is exploding and we must find a way to control our numbers.
  • 1991
  • 00:44:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things One Ocean: Footprints in the Sand

Today, two billion people live along or near a coast. By 2025, nearly all ocean shoreline will be inhabited and in use. Overfishing, pollution, over-population, and over-development of our coasts are having deadly consequences. The ocean that once seemed inexhaustible is buckling under the weight of our demands. Footprints in the Sand reveals the devastating impact of human activity on the ocean, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things One Ocean: The Changing Sea

Strange days are dawning in the global sea. Creatures are on the move. Dead zones are expanding. The foundation of life is slowly eroding. It's hard to imagine that humans could ever alter something as vast as the ocean, but that's exactly what we're doing. Over the past 200 years, we've poured more than two trillion metric tons of carbon ...
  • 2009
  • 00:44:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things One Ocean: Mysteries of the Deep

As technology improves, scientists are descending deeper and deeper into the planet's last frontier. Our modern-day explorers are in a race to map and observe the ocean's depths before human appetites and reckless exploitation destroy its undiscovered wonders. Mysteries of the Deep joins a team of scientists, ranging from biologists to volcanologists, on an international expedition to the Mariana Arc, on the ...
  • 2009
  • 00:44:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013