6 x 52 min | English | Frederic Cristea
All around the world, specialised units of commandos and rangers are fighting the enemies of the environment. Their mission is to break up gangs, often genuine mafias with henchmen, who shamelessly and illegally exploit the planet’s resources. From toxic waste dumping in Italy to illegal fishing in Indonesia, the stories of these units is the story of protecting our environment. Commissioned for Planète, this action-packed series follows team members both in their daily lives and on the field.
This title is unavailable in Cameroon, Colombia, French Guiana, Indonesia, Italy & South Africa
Italy: The Mafia's Toxic Waste
Decades of illegal dumping haven’t just poisoned the land and water. Child cancer rates are unusually high and the air is toxic.
Colombia: Clearing the Forests
We accompany the soldiers trying to protect the Colombian Amazon and see how illegally logged timber enters the global market.
Gold panning is illegal in French Guyana, and soldiers destroy candestine mines. But the illegal migrants who work there have little other option.
South Africa: Stopping the Rhino Poachers
We join rangers, in charge of protecting SA's national parks, on patrol and visit an orphanage for baby rhinos whose parents were killed by poachers.
Indonesia: Illegal Fishing
One fish in every four is caught illegally. But Indonesia's Minister of Marine and Fisheries has a novel approach to dealing with the pirates – blowing up and sinking their ships. We join her on patrol.
Cameroon: Protecting the Park
In the past 30 years, nearly half the animals of Cameroon have disappeared. We meet those trying to keep them safe.