Science and Nature

Europe's New Wild

Explore the resurgence of iconic wildlife and natural processes across Europe's most breathtaking landscapes, from the Arctic Circle to rich river wetlands, from deep forests to rugged mountain peaks.

The Land of the Snow and Ice

48m 30s

Sami reindeer herders and modern conservationists are teaming up in a bid to save one of Europe’s wildest frontiers. Through ice and snow, the link between man and wild is being reforged.

Episodes

  • Europe's Amazon: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Europe's Amazon

    S1 E4 - 48m 29s

    The Danube is the largest preserved wetland on the continent, a sanctuary for thousands of species -many are the last of their kind. Conservationists are working to preserve and restore these precious habitats before it’s too late.

  • The Land of the Snow and Ice: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Land of the Snow and Ice

    S1 E3 - 48m 30s

    Sami reindeer herders and modern conservationists are teaming up in a bid to save one of Europe’s wildest frontiers. Through ice and snow, the link between man and wild is being reforged.

  • Return of the Titans: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Return of the Titans

    S1 E2 - 48m 30s

    In Europe’s Carpathian mountains, the introduction of Bison is helping numerous other species to thrive, while just beyond this mountainous region, Gray Wolves are staging an astonishing return.

  • The Missing Lynx: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Missing Lynx

    S1 E1 - 48m 30s

    Across Iberia, food chains and ecosystems are being restored allowing endangered animals, including the rarest cat in the world, to flourish.

Extras + Features

  • Episode 4 Preview | Europe's Amazon: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4 Preview | Europe's Amazon

    S1 E4 - 30s

    The Danube is the largest preserved wetland on the continent, a sanctuary for thousands of species - many are the last of their kind. Conservationists are working to preserve and restore these precious habitats before it’s too late.

  • Ermakov Island: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ermakov Island

    S1 E4 - 2m 45s

    With dikes removed, nature came back to life on Ermakov Island. With nature taking control, plants returned, fish and birds followed in huge numbers, and insects started to flourish.

  • The Delta's Pelican Colony: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Delta's Pelican Colony

    S1 E4 - 2m 50s

    Made up of more than 18,500 birds, this pelican mega-colony is the Danube Delta’s largest. The Delta offers more than fish; it also provides the pelicans a pristine habitat.

  • The Danube Delta’s Fen Raft Spider: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Danube Delta’s Fen Raft Spider

    S1 E4 - 2m 33s

    Meet the fen raft spider. It can stay underwater for up to 30 minutes but surfaces when it’s time to hunt. It uses surface tension of the water to pick up vibrations to catch its dinner.

  • An Abandoned Baby Reindeer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    An Abandoned Baby Reindeer

    S1 E3 - 2m 29s

    Feeling the strong pull of migration, a mother leaves her born-too-soon baby behind. Near impossible to survive on its own in the wild, the newborn is given a second chance.

  • Episode 3 Preview | The Land of the Snow and Ice: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3 Preview | The Land of the Snow and Ice

    S1 E3 - 30s

    Sami reindeer herders and modern conservationists are teaming up in a bid to save one of Europe’s wildest frontiers. Through ice and snow, the link between man and wild is being reforged.

  • The Arctic Fox: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Arctic Fox

    S1 E3 - 3m 23s

    The Arctic fox's brilliant white fur has made it a target for hunters. As a result, the arctic fox population plummeted to as few as 50. Today, there’s hope for the arctic fox.

  • The Eurasian Lynx: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Eurasian Lynx

    S1 E2 - 2m 13s

    Two Eurasian lynx cubs are closely watched by their mother as they grow and play.

  • The European Bison: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The European Bison

    S1 E2 - 2m

    Rarer than the white rhino, there are now around 7,000 wild and captive European bison. After their numbers dwindled, 12 were carefully bred in order to keep the gene line going.

  • Europe's Wild Boar: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Europe's Wild Boar

    S1 E2 - 2m 17s

    The wild boar will eat almost anything, even tree bark. It’s one of the reasons they are widely spread and abundant throughout Europe.

  • Episode 2 Preview | Return of the Titans: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview | Return of the Titans

    S1 E2 - 30s

    In Europe’s Carpathian mountains, the introduction of bison is helping numerous other species to thrive, while just beyond this mountainous region, gray wolves are staging an astonishing return.

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