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September 13 2013

TERRA 819: Pride

Pride looks into the cultural relationship between residents of Gujarat, India and the last remaining population of Asiatic Lions in the world. With fewer than 50 lions living in the wild at the turn of the 20th century, rural communities started working with the government to create a haven for this top predator and are successfully securing this animal's place in the ecosystem. Produced by Roshan Patel

August 29 2011

TERRA 610: Spoil

SPOIL follows the International League of Conservation Photographers and the Gitga'at first nation people of British Columbia in their search for the illusive spirit bear. Their mission is to create images of this rare bear and the ecosystem that it relies on before a proposed oil pipeline from the Alberta tar sands threatens to SPOIL it. The spirit bear, globally rarer than the panda, only lives on the north coast of British Columbia and gives and inspiring look at the interconnectedness of this coastal ecosystem existing in symbiosis with the indigenous communities there for thousands of years. By following three world renown photographers and the relationships they build with indigenous guides throughout a 10 day photo expedition, viewers experience stunning imagery of the biodiversity that exists when a wild land meets a wild ocean.

March 29 2011

TERRA 605: Crossroads

An icon of the West, the sage-grouse has been reduced from tens of millions to about 200,000, a casualty of our progress. ; With federal Endangered Species protection officially warranted but unsupported, the fate of this bird in the face of new energy development is unknown.
TERRA 605: Crossroads

An icon of the West, the sage-grouse has been reduced from tens of millions to about 200,000, a casualty of our progress. ; With federal Endangered Species protection officially warranted but unsupported, the fate of this bird in the face of new energy development is unknown.

January 29 2011

TERRA 602: Cotton-Top

The Cotton-Top Tamarin is endemic to Colombia’s Caribbean Coast and is critically endangered. ; Thanks to “Proyecto Titi’s” conservation efforts, the Cotton-Top and the people from the region have an opportunity to succeed.
TERRA 602: Cotton-Top

The Cotton-Top Tamarin is endemic to Colombia’s Caribbean Coast and is critically endangered. ; Thanks to “Proyecto Titi’s” conservation efforts, the Cotton-Top and the people from the region have an opportunity to succeed.

December 04 2009

TERRA 528: Angels of the Forest: Silky Sifakas of Madagascar PART ONE

In this program produced by Sharon Pieczenik, Erik Patel, a PhD Candidate at Cornell University, discusses his efforts to save silky sifaka lemurs in Madagascar. Ninety-eight percent of Madagascar’s mammals, including the rare silky sifaka lemurs, exist nowhere else on Earth. Because of their white fur, and their amazing ability to fly through the forest, silky sifaka lemurs are called ‘angels of the forest.’ But silkies are one of the world’s top 25 most endangered primates. If silky sifaka lemurs were to disappear from Madagascar, then they would disappear from our world. International scientists and local Malagasy conservationists are fighting for the survival of this exceptional species and its irreplaceable habitat.
TERRA 528: Angels of the Forest: Silky Sifakas of Madagascar PART ONE

In this program produced by Sharon Pieczenik, Erik Patel, a PhD Candidate at Cornell University, discusses his efforts to save silky sifaka lemurs in Madagascar. Ninety-eight percent of Madagascar’s mammals, including the rare silky sifaka lemurs, exist nowhere else on Earth. Because of their white fur, and their amazing ability to fly through the forest, silky sifaka lemurs are called ‘angels of the forest.’ But silkies are one of the world’s top 25 most endangered primates. If silky sifaka lemurs were to disappear from Madagascar, then they would disappear from our world. International scientists and local Malagasy conservationists are fighting for the survival of this exceptional species and its irreplaceable habitat.

December 05 2006

TERRA 203: ABALONE ODYSSEY PART TWO

First Nation inhabitants have depended upon marine resources for thousands of years in the Pacific Northwest. Now an important ecological and cultural symbol of sustainability, the pinto abalone, is being pushed to the brink of survival. But this community is responding - combining traditional knowledge, modern science, and old-fashioned elbow grease to challenge the forces of extinction. This grassroots effort is an inspiring micro-model for what could ultimately be done on a global scale.
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