Biodiversity : Films

There are 11 documents in this section.


  • Strange Days on Planet Earth

    29 October 2004

    National Geographic's environmental documentary series, Strange Days on Planet Earth, has won the coveted Panda Award for Best Series at the 2004 Wildscreen film festival. The second film in the series, The One Degree Factor, came away with the Natural History Museum's One Planet Award for its focus on global warming.

  • State of the Planet

    28 March 2001

    Five times since life began mass extinctions have rocked the planet, but is the world heading for the greatest extinction yet? State of the Planet puts puts this question to the test in an excellent three-part series produced by the BBC and presented by David Attenborough.

  • Aliens from Planet Earth

    9 March 2001

    Invasive species are now one of the greatest threats to the biodiversity of the planet. Throughout history rats, cats, and all sorts of other non-native species have been spread by humans - often with disasterous consequences for indigenous wildlife. But the globalisation of commerce and travel has accelerated the process.

  • Sick to Death

    9 March 2001

    With the increasing demand for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), not only in China but the world over, practioners have been become thetarget of conservationists who accuse them of endangering rare animal and plant species.

  • Guns and Damsels

    9 March 2001

    In a densely populated country like the UK, areas of true wilderness are now few and far between. But they can be found in the least expected places: like the bombing ranges of the UK's Ministry of Defence.

  • Mongolia: A Steppe Ahead

    9 March 2001

    From the Mongolian steppes the horsemen of Genghis Khan rode out to carve out a great empire that stretched from the grasslands of Central Europe to the Pacific. Only in Eastern Mongolia does the steppeland survive intact. Covering an area almost the size of Japan, horses and a spectacular array of wildlife far outnumber the semi-nomadic human population.

  • Safe Havens

    9 March 2001

    The countries of the European Union have signed up to Natura 2000, a plan to create a transfrontier network of protected areas. That was in 1992. As governments drag their feet, WWF is among those lobbying for the European Commission to take action.

  • Sulu-Sulawesi

    9 March 2001

    Ranked as one of the world's top 200 sites for the diversity of species which live beneath its waves, the Sulu-Sulawesi Sea is home to turtles, marine mammals, vast expanses of coral and nearly 2000 species of fish.

  • Makaya: Sacred Forest

    9 March 2001

    The great coastal forest that once stretched unbroken from Mozambique to northern Kenya has been reduced to scattered patches. The film shows that its survival in Kenya owes much to one people's spiritual bond with the forest.

  • Banking on the Gene

    9 March 2001

    Essential for food, fuel, clothing and shelter - plants are the lifeblood of the world. Yet almost everywhere, that lifeblood is being drained away - as pollution, deforestation, urbanisation and modern agriculture all take their toll.