BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Reviews Broadcast -


Over the past decade, some 1,000 rangers have been killed pro­tect­ing our forests from the dev­as­tat­ing im­pacts of or­gan­ised wildlife crime, a global in­dus­try worth more than $19 bil­lion a year. For an in­sight into this highly dan­ger­ous, poorly paid dayand-night job, watch Rangers on the Front Line (Love Na­ture; www.love­na­ture.com), a 26-minute doc­u­men­tary re­veal­ing the risks taken and sac­ri­fices made by staff in Cam­bo­dia’s Sre­pok Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary, and ex­am­in­ing how train­ing from ex­perts is bet­ter equip­ping th­ese guards in their fight against heav­ily armed poach­ers and log­gers. From far east to far west, savour the full se­ries of the award-win­ning 2014 se­ries Wild Canada (uk­tv­play.co.uk, avail­able un­til 31 Oc­to­ber), an in­spir­ing por­trait of the scenery and wildlife of this mag­nif­i­cent coun­try. Closer to home and with the nights draw­ing in, curl up and en­joy Wild Tales from the Vil­lage (BBC iPlayer, avail­able un­til 2 Oc­to­ber), a stylised, fairy-tale-es­que ac­count of the crea­tures – red squir­rels, wild boar, toads, ed­i­ble dormice and a stone marten ( be­low) – that sur­vive in and around the walls and rooftops of the an­cient French set­tle­ment of Puycelci. Fi­nally, if you need a sim­ple quick-fix over your corn­flakes, take 78 sec­onds to watch Hum­ming­birds in Slow Mo­tion ( BBC Earth YouTube chan­nel), de­light­ful footage of the fastest flap­ping birds in the world.

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