Rhino’s fate in bal­ance

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS -


Satur­day, 6.30pm, Ten

IN the lat­est in­stal­ment of the great nat­u­ral­ist’s se­ries, David At­ten­bor­ough in­ves­ti­gates how cli­mate change and poach­ing are af­fect­ing Africa’s spec­tac­u­lar wildlife.

He goes on the road with the Kenya Wildlife Ser­vice, which work to pro­tect the coun­try’s re­main­ing 600 black rhi­nos. Poach­ing of the an­i­mal has risen 3000 per cent in the past five years as pow­dered rhino horn can fetch up to $65,000 a kg when sold for medic­i­nal use.

Next, At­ten­bor­ough is fly­ing high over the Sa­hara Desert to see how global warm­ing is killing the con­ti­nent. He looks at the boom­ing log­ging in­dus­try and how it is trans­form­ing storm pat­terns over Africa and Europe; and a fas­ci­nat­ing con­ser­va­tion project to build a green wall of trees across 11 African coun­tries to try to com­bat the ef­fects of cli­mate change.

View­ers will also see a pro­gram de­signed to save tur­tles that have been harmed by poach­ers.

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