Secrets Of Our Living Planet

December 2015

S1 Ep4 - Waterworlds

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Waterworlds - Naturalist Chris Packham travels around the globe to reveal the secrets of watery habitats. In Brazil's Pantanal tropical wetland, he explores how the region's large species survive because of the apple snail. He also examines the benefits of crabs to the ecosystem of Bangladesh's Sunderbans mangrove forest, how the coral reefs of the Maldives thrive due to the sponge, and the ways in which plankton influences atmosphere and climate. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Final) (Rpt...

S1 Ep3 - The Magical Forest

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The Magical Forest - Naturalist Chris Packham investigates the ecosystem of North America's temperate forests, examining how it rebuilds itself in spring after harsh winters. He also reveals how the prey of the Canada lynx is dependent on a caterpillar that lives high up in the canopy, and discovers why the large trees of the north-west of the continent are reliant on bears and salmon. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 3 of 4) (Rpt) G CC

S1 Ep2 - The Secret Of The Savannah

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The Secret of the Savannah - Naturalist Chris Packham reveals how animals help balance the ecosystem and contribute towards the survival of the world's plains. He investigates how white rhinos in Kenya create essential nitrogen hotspots by trimming and fertilising grass, how fruit-eating maned wolves control the Brazilian Cerrado, how the Australian outback is managed by rat kangaroos and bandicoots, and how termites are a worldwide source of protein. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 2 ...

S1 Ep1 - The Emerald Band

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The Emerald Band - Naturalist Chris Packham embarks on a quest to highlight some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Along the way, he details the intricate - and often unexpected - connections between various species that thrive in symbiosis, and showcases the habitats that make life on Earth possible. He begins by exploring the web of life sustained by one of the mightiest trees in the Amazon, and the tiny rodent it relies upon for survival. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part ...