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  • Friends of Bonobos of the Congo

    Winner of the Boden International Film Festival (BIFF) Best Short Documentary

    An introduction to bonobos and the conservation mission of Friends of Bonobos of the Congo, an environmental nonprofit rooted in the belief that love heals and that -- through education and opportunity -- we can change...

  • Protecting the Monarch Butterfly

    Monarch butterflies have one of the longest migrations of any insects, and they depend on critical habitats for their survival during their journey. Organizations like the Pollinator Conservation Association are committed to protecting and restoring habitat in the Niagara River Corridor to help s...

  • Going Nuts

    Squirrels are among the most widely known and recognized mammals. In many parts of the world, they gladly join us for our lunches in city parks, amaze us with their acrobatics, and entertain our children as cartoon characters on TV.

    Squirrels live in an extraordinarily diverse range of habitats...

  • Adopted by Dolphins

    Wild dolphins in the Red Sea tolerate a group of scientists and filmmakers as if they were dolphins and allow to film behavior that has never been watched...

  • Antarctica

    The Antarctic region is undoubtedly one of the most remote and inhospitable, yet one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world. This documentary takes us on a journey to the stormy isolated islands of the Southern Ocean. Seals, penguins, seabirds, and numerous other animals live and breed in ...

  • Wild Faces Of Switzerland: Jura

    The Jura Mountains are a sub-alpine mountain range tracing the French border to the northeast of Switzerland. Compared to well-known Swiss tourist hotspots, these multi-faceted low mountains are relatively obscure, even though there is much to discover.

    It’s almost as if the Jura Mountains are c...

  • Wild Faces Of Switzerland: Water and Ice

    The episode ‘Water and Ice’ takes us on an amazing journey from the highest peaks of the Bernese Highlands along the Aar and Rhine rivers to a spectacular finish at the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen.

    Switzerland is sometimes called ‘Europe’s Water Castle’. After all, a sizeable share of the wate...

  • The Long Flight of the Phoenix

    Every year the flamingos along the Mediterranean shores set off in search of a suitable breeding place.

    This beautiful and delicate bird has fascinated civilizations for centuries and thus the myth of the phoenix was born. “The bird of the sun”, as it was referred to in ancient Egypt, has existe...

  • Megeti

    The Roof of Africa is home to the last of the world’s Ethiopian Wolves. They inhabit a unique place, which rises 4.000 meters into the sky. Here, sun and rain clouds battle for supremacy, icy winds twist their way through the leathery leaves of lobelia, and when the night brings frost, there is n...

  • Last Of Their Kind

    The World Conservation Union (IUCN) lists the Cat Ba langur is one of the most critically endangered primates in the world. In the past, poaching was a great threat to their survival: from over 2,500 individuals in the 1960s, the population declined to mere 50 individuals today. Low reproductive ...

  • Storks

    The white stork is the only large European bird that has attached itself to human beings. These elegant-looking birds build their nests on roofs and chimneys and are held by people to be lucky and feature in fables where they are said to bring babies. People generally like storks and the village ...

  • Vanishing Dragons

    The Galapagos Islands have been the cradle of evolution ever since Darwin's book "The Origin of Species". Some of the stranges creatures have evolved here. Washed up these barren volcanic islands by strong winds millions of years ago, the marine iguana has undergone the most amazing transformatio...

  • Wild Faces Of Switzerland: Ticino

  • Circus in the Sky

    Birds of prey make some of the most impressive appearances in the sky. Eagles, falcons, and hawks are most known. However, they aren’t the typical hunters circling around fields and grasslands: it is kites and harriers – the lightest of all birds of prey – that is the most fascinating. With their...

  • The Firefox Guardian

    With fewer than 2500 left in the wild, Red Pandas could be at the brink of extinction due to illegal trafficking and habitat loss. In a small village in Nepal, a native woman steps up as an unconventional warrior to change the unfortunate fate of the Red Pandas in her community forest. This film ...

  • Canary Islands

    The Canary Islands were born in the depths of the ocean. Forged by fire and sculpted by winds and waves, this volcanic land offers landscapes of colossal force and almost unreal beauty. A legacy of lava and ash stamps the whole of the archipelago with a unique character. Yet, this reign of fire h...

  • Giants of Fortune

    Fisherman Zosimo’s dearest wish is for his children to graduate from high school one day. Yet the chance that this wish will come true is tiny, since at times Zosimo doesn’t even manage to feed the family. Typhoons and overfishing make the lives of Oslob fishermen difficult.

    With one fish, the p...

  • Keas

    There are parrots that totally break the stereotypes: the keas in New Zealand just love snow and the cold, harsh mountain climate. To survive here, these mountain parrots have developed exceptional intelligence and resourcefulness. However, for quite some time now, the mountains have been attract...

  • Hunters of The Skies

    Birds of prey are symbols of power, speed and splendour. In fact, there are very few species in the animal kingdom that can be described in as many superlatives. Their amazing use of different senses, their incredible feats of flight as well as their multitude of different hunting strategies are ...

  • Lemming - The Little Giant of the North

    To this day, we have been fascinated by the story. Every few years, thousands of small rodents gather in the Arctic regions, blindly following a leader to the edge of a cliff where they eventually fall into the sea, ”just as the lemmings do”. Today we know that the notion of lemmings crashing to ...

  • Moksgmol

    A forest that lives off fish, a white bear that is not a polar bear, and wolves that feed off the ocean… Canada’s Great Bear Rain Forest is a strange and pristine world, a land that time almost forgot.

    The awe-inspiring northern coastline of British Columbia with its great fjords that rival thos...

  • A Winters Tale Snowy Owls

    Many animals feel at home in our gardens. Some are very popular with garden owners, others should disappear as fast as possible – above all the mole. Its famous hills, the entrances to its basement apartment complete with sleeping kettle, pantry, and seemingly endlessly long corridors, adorn the ...

  • Caravan Of The Books

    A library on four legs, the world's only existing Camel Library is located in Northern Kenya. As they pass antelopes and giraffes, the heavily loaded caravan of camels is routinely carrying books through the rough savannah. In the villages with their houses of mud and dung, these tenacious desert...

  • Band of Bears

    1 season

    High up in Europe’s north lies the kingdom of the brown bears: hidden in the forests of Finland, Sweden, and Norway, many thousands of bears live to this day. In the middle of winter, when outside, veritable tons of snow blanket their caves, the females give birth to their cubs. For months, the b...