Wild Islands

Monday 15:35 CAT

Wild Islands

Next trasmissions on tv

  1. Monday 16 December at 15:35 CAT

    Vancouver

  2. Tuesday 17 December at 02:50 CAT

    Vancouver

  3. Tuesday 17 December at 04:25 CAT

    Vancouver

Synopsis

Scattered across all 7 seas and from the tropics to the Antarctic are the UK's Overseas Territories, some of the most remote places on the planet. In 2 one-hour programs we explore this natural wealth of life in locations so remote that few have ever visited.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Unseen Islands: Atlantic Arks

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    Thousands of miles from the nearest anything, these islands scattered across all 7 seas from the Antarctic to the tropics are amongst the remotest places on earth. But life here isn't lonesome. They teem with life from huge penguin colonies to the world's richest coral reefs. Because many are so remote they have acted as laboratories of evolution shaping life in unexpected and dramatic ways. Thrushes that once fed on seeds have evolved a taste for meat. Turtles have become extreme navigators and seabirds nest on single islands and nowhere else in the world. These islands all have one thing in common, they are all British overseas territories....

    Next Showing
    Wednesday 18 December at 13:20 CAT
    On National Geographic WILD
  • Unseen Islands: Fragments of Paradise

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    Thousands of miles from the nearest anything, these islands scattered across all 7 seas from the Antarctic to the tropics are amongst the remotest places on earth. But life here isn't lonesome. They teem with life from huge penguin colonies to the world's richest coral reefs. Because many are so remote they have acted as laboratories of evolution shaping life in unexpected and dramatic ways. Parrot fish that create beaches. Crabs that are big enough to eat coconuts, and a bright blue lizard. These islands all have one thing in common, they are all British overseas territories. Like sanctuaries in this vast ocean, they harbour a wealth of animals...

  • Zanzibar

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    Zanzibar is a land of giants. Isolated from mainland Africa these islands harbour some of the most unique animals with many being the largest found anywhere in the world. From giant snails to the largest shark on earth, the whale shark they dwarf their mainland cousins.

    Next Showing
    Wednesday 25 December at 14:05 CAT
    On National Geographic WILD
    Next Showing
    Thursday 26 December at 01:25 CAT
    On National Geographic WILD
  • Caribbean

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    The Caribbean has been shaped by millions of years of unstoppable volcanic forces and ferocious hurricanes, creating a network of 7,000 islands, each one more unique than the next.

  • Falklands

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    The Falkland Islands' pristine coastlines and bountiful seas offer a lifeline and breeding centre for millions of penguins each year. Though while some find sanctuary on dry land, there's a daily battle to survive in the waters which surround these wild and rocky shores

    Next Showing
    Wednesday 25 December at 13:15 CAT
    On National Geographic WILD
  • Vancouver

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    Nestled alongside Canada's south west coast, Vancouver Island is home to the richest Pacific wildlife. Sea lions and killer whales are among the marine predators enjoying the abundant seafood in the surrounding waters, while black bears, marmots and beavers enjoy the rich pickings on land. But each fall, the islands inhabitants must adapt and prepare to face the coming winter. Some will leave, among them humpback whales and turkey vultures who migrate to warmer climes.

    Next Showing
    Monday 16 December at 15:35 CAT
    On National Geographic WILD
    Next Showing
    Tuesday 17 December at 02:50 CAT
    On National Geographic WILD