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Премия рунета 2017

Landmark documentary series Our Planet shows nature never seen before

05 april 2019
The long-awaited eight-part documentary series Our Planet becomes available on Netflix globally today. From the creator of Planet Earth, Silverback Films and in collaboration with WWF, the series features never-before-seen footage of wildlife and their habitats while also revealing why the natural world matters to us all and what steps must be taken to preserve it.

WWF believes that we need to overcome a lack of widespread awareness of the crisis our planet is facing A new survey shows that only half (49% ) of people across 10 of the world’s most biodiverse countries are very convinced biodiversity -- our ‘safety net’ or ‘web of life’ -- is in decline. Just 39% realise that we depend on nature and biodiversity for key elements of life, such as food, water and clean air.

The Our Planet project launches at a critical time when our nature and wildlife is under threat like never before. Recent figures from WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018 show that global populations of vertebrate species have, on average, declined by 60 per cent since 1970 – less than a lifetime.

WWF is calling on the public to stand up for the planet and is asking global leaders to address our nature emergency by working together to develop a global plan of action, a New Deal for Nature and People.

WWF Ambassador and naturalist Sir David Attenborough who narrates the series said: “Today we have become the greatest threat to the health of our home but there’s still time for us to address the challenges we’ve created, if we act now. If people can truly understand what is at stake, I believe they will expect business and governments to get on with the practical solutions. And as a species we are expert problem-solvers. But we haven’t yet applied ourselves to this problem with the focus it requires. We can create a world with clean air and water, unlimited energy, and fish stocks that will sustain us well into the future.”

The ambitious four-year Our Planet project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with over 600 members of crew capturing more than three and a half thousand filming days, and will focus on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

© Kieran O'Donovan / Silverback/Netflix
© David Reid / Silverback/Netflix
© Oliver Scholey/Silverback/Netflix
© Sophie Lanfear/Silverback/Netflix

Thanks to an extensive team that includes some of the world’s best wildlife cinematographers, researchers and scientists — and the latest in 4K camera technology — each episode features several stunning sequences that have never been filmed before.

The series is already available on Netflix: Netflix.com/OurPlanet

Our Planet | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

OurPlanet.com will also provide a wealth of educational resources for schools, youth groups and families to engage young people in the global conversation around the series.

Visit OurPlanet.com to view the ‘How Biodiversity Works’ film to find out more about why it’s so important to our planet.

Go to OurPlanet.com to go behind-the-scenes of the Our Planet Netflix series and find out how you can help our planet to thrive again by adding your voice calling for urgent action, make a pledge, and be part of an interactive journey exploring our astonishing planet through an explorable globe.

Follow Our Planet on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and be part of the conversation with #ShareOurPlanet:

●      Our Planet Instagram: www.instagram.com/ourplanet

●      Our Planet Facebook: www.facebook.com/ourplanet

●      Our Planet Twitter: www.twitter.com/ourplanet

Preview photo: © David Reid / Silverback/Netflix
Headline photo: © Sophie Lanfear/Silverback/Netflix

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