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Title: Champions Of The Wild – Panda Bears / Koalas
Starring: In Association With Discovery Channel
Across the world scientists, activists and biologists dedicate their lives to studying some of the world’s rarest, most endangered species. Through years of close observation these individuals, often working against traditional scientific thought,have come to understand their animals better than anyone.They are the CHAMPIONS OF THE WILD.
The giant panda is one of the most widely loved creatures in the world. Yet, with fewer than 1,000 of these beautiful creatures left in the wild, the panda could disappear forever.Veterinarian Sue Mainka is a self-proclaimed ,pandaholic, who plays a critical role in ensuring the pandas, survival. One of very few Westerners invited to go to China to help save the pandas, Mainka
works with local specialists at a conservation centre in Szechwan Province, studying pandas in their wild bamboo-grove habitat and breeding them in captivity in order
to boost their dwindling numbers. Sue Mainka could be the panda’s last best hope for survival.
Think Australia and you think koalas. They,re cute, they,re the country’s most-loved symbol and if we don,t stop destroying their habitat, they will soon be gone. Deborah Tabart and Steve Phillips of the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) are partners. Tabart, head of the foundation,uses her contacts and savvy to lobby for koala protection. Phillips, a passionate biologists,
knows more about koalas than anyone else alive. Together they are helping to map every single koala habitat in Australia, While fighting to protect these highly social creatures. All it will take to save the koalas a little human accommodation and compromise. As phillip says, ,if we can,t save this animal, then we ain,t going to save nothing,.