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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.