Defenders of the Wild

  

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Defenders of the WildThe Bahamas is so much more than a beach resort destination. Ivan engages with the locals and learns about the health of the underwater ecosystem, diving with the fiercest predators - Tiger Sharks. Thu, Jun 20, 6:30 amSeen On TV30 mins
Defenders of the WildAustralia is home to one of the most recognized species on the planet - the koala. As these marsupials are threatened by human impact, Ivan learns about protecting them in their natural habitat. Thu, Jun 20, 6:30 pmSeen On TV30 mins

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Defenders of the WildIvan explores the current state of the fastest animals on earth, their conservation and their future. He participates in the delicate operations of the capture and moving of several individuals. Wed, Jun 12, 6:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildAlligators were brought to the brink of extinction by the leather trade. Ivan engages with the modern day commercial trade of gators and sees how this practice is securing a future for the species. Wed, Jun 12, 12:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildMountain lions are an enigmatic species, making them a challenge to study. Ivan finds himself waist deep in snow in Central Utah with a team of researchers attempting to collar these iconic cats. Tue, Jun 11, 6:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildAustralia's K'gari Island is home to a stronghold of pure dingo genetics. As these opportunists find themselves in conflict with humans, Ivan joins a dedicated team to find sustainable solutions. Tue, Jun 11, 12:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildIvan joins a team of wildlife detectives on a sting operation to rescue a pangolin that is being illegally sold. He then learns how these animals are rehabilitated and ultimately - released. Tue, Jun 11, 6:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildVultures are vital to ecosystems - yet their numbers have been plummeting. Ivan heads into an African medicine market where vulture parts are traded and joins research efforts to protect the species. Sat, Jun 8, 12:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildLoss of life and limb to crocodiles is an all too common affair on the Cubango River in northern Namibia. Ivan takes to the ground to investigate, catch, and tag these man-eating crocs. Fri, Jun 7, 6:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildSouthern ground hornbills are a fascinating species, yet increasingly under threat. Ivan teams up with top scientists in the field to participate in hands-on conservation of the species. Fri, Jun 7, 12:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildAustralia is home to one of the most recognized species on the planet - the koala. As these marsupials are threatened by human impact, Ivan learns about protecting them in their natural habitat. Fri, Jun 7, 6:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildWild dogs are one of Africa's most endangered canines, likely with less than 6,000 remaining in the wild. Ivan engages with a specialist team to participate in an initiative growing their home range. Fri, Jun 7, 12:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildHippos are notorious for being Africa's most dangerous species but Ivan sets out to dispel that myth - all while capturing them in a remote part of Namibia to better understand their movements. Thu, Jun 6, 6:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildElephants are eating crops and threatening the livelihoods of a community in rural Mozambique. The only solution: capturing the offending animals and moving them to a secure location. Thu, Jun 6, 12:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildTasmanian devils are unique hunters that have become highly threatened in their native habitat due to an aggressive facial tumor disease. Ivan visits a breeding project bringing hope to the species. Thu, Jun 6, 6:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildIvan explores the current state of the fastest animals on earth, their conservation and their future. He participates in the delicate operations of the capture and moving of several individuals. Thu, Jun 6, 12:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildFrom high-tech transmitters to advances in immobilization medicine, Ivan explores the many aspects of technology's role in conservation and learns that the future is indeed bright. Wed, Jun 5, 6:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildMountain lions are an enigmatic species, making them a challenge to study. Ivan finds himself waist deep in snow in Central Utah with a team of researchers attempting to collar these iconic cats. Wed, Jun 5, 12:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildIn Utah, landowners, scientists, and houndsmen are working together to ensure the health of black bear populations. Ivan joins the team and gets his hands dirty amidst the rugged terrain. Wed, Jun 5, 6:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildIvan joins a team of wildlife detectives on a sting operation to rescue a pangolin that is being illegally sold. He then learns how these animals are rehabilitated and ultimately - released. Wed, Jun 5, 12:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildIn many areas of urban Africa, troops of primates become a severe nuisance. Ivan engages with wildlife managers to explore the realities of this problem and ways to live with these cute pests. Tue, Jun 4, 6:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildIvan visits the San Antonio Zoo, an international hub for scientific research and education, and discovers how public outreach is shaping the modern conservation landscape. Tue, Jun 4, 12:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildAustralia's K'gari Island is home to a stronghold of pure dingo genetics. As these opportunists find themselves in conflict with humans, Ivan joins a dedicated team to find sustainable solutions. Tue, Jun 4, 6:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildTasmanian devils are unique hunters that have become highly threatened in their native habitat due to an aggressive facial tumor disease. Ivan visits a breeding project bringing hope to the species. Tue, Jun 4, 12:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildNamibia is home to Africa's largest seal colonies due to the rich marine life. This abundance leads to competition with humans for resources. Ivan joins an NGO removing plastic from unlucky seals. Mon, Jun 3, 6:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildLoss of life and limb to crocodiles is an all too common affair on the Cubango River in northern Namibia. Ivan takes to the ground to investigate, catch, and tag these man-eating crocs. Mon, Jun 3, 12:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildThe use of traditional medicine in Africa is an ancient practice with deep cultural roots. Ivan investigates modern beliefs around the tradition and its reliance on wild animal parts for remedies. Mon, Jun 3, 6:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildVultures are vital to ecosystems - yet their numbers have been plummeting. Ivan heads into an African medicine market where vulture parts are traded and joins research efforts to protect the species. Mon, Jun 3, 1:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildWild dogs are one of Africa's most endangered canines, likely with less than 6,000 remaining in the wild. Ivan engages with a specialist team to participate in an initiative growing their home range. Mon, Jun 3, 1:00 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildThe Bahamas is so much more than a beach resort destination. Ivan engages with the locals and learns about the health of the underwater ecosystem, diving with the fiercest predators - Tiger Sharks. Sun, Jun 2, 1:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildLeopards are incredibly successful predators due to their stealth. Ivan joins a team to attempt to capture and collar a leopard in an area where little is known about these elusive cats - at night. Sun, Jun 2, 1:00 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildAlligators were brought to the brink of extinction by the leather trade. Ivan engages with the modern day commercial trade of gators and sees how this practice is securing a future for the species. Sun, Jun 2, 7:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildIvan visits a community-led conservation initiative that is both cherishing and benefitting from the rewilding of a large landscape. Sun, Jun 2, 7:00 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildAustralia is home to one of the most recognized species on the planet - the koala. As these marsupials are threatened by human impact, Ivan learns about protecting them in their natural habitat. Sat, Jun 1, 12:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildThe Namibian coastline is home to a little known predator - the brown hyena. Ivan spends time at an isolated seal colony where a research project is revealing their secrets. Fri, May 31, 6:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildSouthern ground hornbills are a fascinating species, yet increasingly under threat. Ivan teams up with top scientists in the field to participate in hands-on conservation of the species. Fri, May 31, 6:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildTasmanian devils are unique hunters that have become highly threatened in their native habitat due to an aggressive facial tumor disease. Ivan visits a breeding project bringing hope to the species. Fri, May 31, 12:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildThe Bahamas is so much more than a beach resort destination. Ivan engages with the locals and learns about the health of the underwater ecosystem, diving with the fiercest predators - Tiger Sharks. Thu, May 30, 6:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildElephants are eating crops and threatening the livelihoods of a community in rural Mozambique. The only solution: capturing the offending animals and moving them to a secure location. Thu, May 30, 6:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildIn Utah, landowners, scientists, and houndsmen are working together to ensure the health of black bear populations. Ivan joins the team and gets his hands dirty amidst the rugged terrain. Thu, May 30, 12:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildLeopards are incredibly successful predators due to their stealth. Ivan joins a team to attempt to capture and collar a leopard in an area where little is known about these elusive cats - at night. Wed, May 29, 6:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildMountain lions are an enigmatic species, making them a challenge to study. Ivan finds himself waist deep in snow in Central Utah with a team of researchers attempting to collar these iconic cats. Wed, May 29, 6:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildAustralia's K'gari Island is home to a stronghold of pure dingo genetics. As these opportunists find themselves in conflict with humans, Ivan joins a dedicated team to find sustainable solutions. Wed, May 29, 12:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildAlligators were brought to the brink of extinction by the leather trade. Ivan engages with the modern day commercial trade of gators and sees how this practice is securing a future for the species. Tue, May 28, 6:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildIvan visits the San Antonio Zoo, an international hub for scientific research and education, and discovers how public outreach is shaping the modern conservation landscape. Tue, May 28, 6:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildThe use of traditional medicine in Africa is an ancient practice with deep cultural roots. Ivan investigates modern beliefs around the tradition and its reliance on wild animal parts for remedies. Tue, May 28, 12:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildIvan visits a community-led conservation initiative that is both cherishing and benefitting from the rewilding of a large landscape. Mon, May 27, 6:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildLoss of life and limb to crocodiles is an all too common affair on the Cubango River in northern Namibia. Ivan takes to the ground to investigate, catch, and tag these man-eating crocs. Mon, May 27, 6:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildAlligators were brought to the brink of extinction by the leather trade. Ivan engages with the modern day commercial trade of gators and sees how this practice is securing a future for the species. Mon, May 27, 1:30 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildIvan visits a community-led conservation initiative that is both cherishing and benefitting from the rewilding of a large landscape. Mon, May 27, 1:00 amEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildIvan explores the current state of the fastest animals on earth, their conservation and their future. He participates in the delicate operations of the capture and moving of several individuals. Sun, May 26, 7:30 pmEarthxTV30 mins
Defenders of the WildIvan joins a team of wildlife detectives on a sting operation to rescue a pangolin that is being illegally sold. He then learns how these animals are rehabilitated and ultimately - released. Sun, May 26, 7:00 pmEarthxTV30 mins