Earth: A New Wild

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  • TV-PG
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.9  (68)

Earth: A New Wild is a documentary series that premiered on PBS in 2015. The series is hosted by conservation scientist Sanjayan Muttulingam, who takes viewers on a journey to explore the relationship between humans and the natural world. The series focuses on the idea that humans are no longer just spectators of the environment, but active participants who are changing the planet in unprecedented ways.

Throughout the series, Sanjayan travels to some of the most remote and fascinating places on earth, from the Arctic wilderness to the African savannah, to investigate how humans are transforming the planet in both positive and negative ways. The series is divided into five episodes: "Home," "Plains," "Forests," "Oceans," and "Water."

In the first episode, "Home," Sanjayan explores the ways in which humans are adapting to natural disasters and how urbanization is affecting wildlife. He visits Singapore, where the government has implemented a unique way of conserving green spaces and protecting biodiversity in the city. Sanjayan then travels to New Orleans to learn about the impact of Hurricane Katrina and the natural defenses that are being put in place to protect the city from future storms.

The second episode, "Plains," focuses on the grasslands of Africa and the impact of human activity on the environment. Sanjayan investigates how human encroachment is causing a decline in wildlife populations and biodiversity. He then visits Mongolia to explore how the traditional way of life of the nomads is being threatened by climate change.

In "Forests," the third episode, Sanjayan travels to the Amazon rainforest to discover how humans are affecting the planet's most biodiverse region. He examines the impact of deforestation, which is the largest contributor to climate change after the burning of fossil fuels. Sanjayan then visits Northern California to investigate the role of forest fires in maintaining biodiversity and how they are being affected by climate change.

The fourth episode, "Oceans," takes Sanjayan to the Pacific Ocean to explore the impact of human activity on marine life. He examines the overfishing of tuna, which is driving the species to the brink of extinction. Sanjayan then travels to Palau, a small island nation in the Pacific, to discover how local communities are working to preserve marine biodiversity and to combat the effects of climate change on the ocean.

In the final episode, "Water," Sanjayan investigates the impact of human activity on the planet's water resources. He travels to the Mekong River in Southeast Asia, which is one of the world's most important sources of freshwater, to discover how it is being changed by human development. In India, Sanjayan visits a community that has implemented a unique system of water management that preserves and restores their local watershed.

Overall, Earth: A New Wild is an informative and engaging exploration of the relationship between humans and the natural world. The series highlights the importance of preserving biodiversity and the impact of human activity on the planet's ecosystems. Sanjayan provides insightful commentary and his enthusiasm for the natural world is infectious. The stunning cinematography and breathtaking scenery make this a visually stunning and thought-provoking series.

Earth: A New Wild is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on February 4, 2015.

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5. Water
February 25, 2015
See how sharing water with wildlife benefits them and may be a critical step in our own survival.
4. Oceans
February 18, 2015
Scientists, engineers and fishermen help restore the oceans.
3. Forests
February 11, 2015
An uncharted region of the Amazon is explored. Also: Great Bear Rainforest; farmers in Portugal's cork forests; elephant battles on the edge of the forest in Sumatra; and ancient remains in the Amazon.
2. Plains
February 4, 2015
How humans and wildlife can live side by side on the plains.
1. Home
February 4, 2015
An examination of Earth's wildest places and fascinating species, and whether they can continue to coexist with people. First up: large animals, including chimpanzees in Tanzania; tigers in Bangladesh; and giant pandas in China's highlands.
Where to Watch Earth: A New Wild
Earth: A New Wild is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Earth: A New Wild on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV and PBS.
  • Premiere Date
    February 4, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (68)