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New Mini-Series Shows Nature in a New Light

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Follow conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan on a trek to some of the planet’s most visually striking natural systems in the new program EARTH A New Wild. Spanning multiple countries and sights, this mini-series will explore the dynamic between humankind and our planet’s ecosystem. This show airs Wednesdays from Feb.4 through Feb.25

Produced by National Geographic in association with Passion Planet, this five-part series will follow leading conservation scientist, researcher and ecologist Dr. M. Sanjayan, across 29 different countries and 45 different shoots in hopes of chronicling the link between the human and animal kingdoms, while shining a light on how co-habitation can be beneficial to both.

“This series is a first for nature films,” Sanjayan said in a press release. “It turns the camera around and acknowledges that spectacular nature doesn’t exist in isolation, that humans are also part of the picture. In this way, we show viewers not only stunning, never before seen natural history but also discover extraordinary stories that challenge the very notion that humans are separate from nature, and how, in the new wild – humans and wildlife can – and must - thrive together.”

Here’s a rundown of the upcoming episodes:

“Home”

Feb. 4 at 9pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

 From man-eating tigers in Bangladesh to giant Panda in the China highlands, this premiere episode studies the relationship between humans and animals on a 21st century planet, begging the question of if untamed nature has a hope of surviving in this day and age.

 

 “Plains” 

  Feb. 4 at 10pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

This episode takes viewers from the African plains to the American Midwest, studying the home to the greatest gathering places of animal life on the planet¾the wild grasslands. This episode introduces researcher Alan Savory as well as the elephant conversation efforts in South America, the first footage of rutting Saiga antelope and the American efforts to save the country’s most endangered animals.

 

“Forests”

Feb.11 at 10pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

This episode explores the ecologically diverse Amazon and follows Sanjayan through areas holding the secrets of un-contacted tribes as he reveals a new understanding about humanity’s relationship with the forests of the world.

 

“Oceans”

Feb.18 at 10pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

Marine ecologist and “The Rise of Slime” author Jeremy Jackson makes an appearance this episode, alongside such breathtaking sequences as a gathering of ocean predators at the most pristine coral atoll on earth and a shark birth off the coast of Florida.


“Water”

Feb.25 at 10pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

Sanjayan explores humankind’s relationship with the Earth’s most important resource. This episode features an epic kayak journey charting the flow of the Colorado River and includes sequences such as a visit to one of the biggest environmental disasters on the planet and a look at American hunters who have saved one of the world’s greatest bird gatherings.