Nenet Survival (08:27)
The Siberian wilderness covers a twelfth of Earth's land; natives occupy Yamal peninsula, herding reindeer. Recently, climate change has created sporadic weather conditions, complicating migrations to summer lichen grazing grounds; a herder loses over 1,000 individuals during a trek.
Native Australian Tradition (08:51)
Monsoons feed Arnhem Land's coastline wilderness; it is home to salt water crocodiles. Aboriginals have hunted them for thousands of years; a native ranger collects 2,500 eggs during laying season.
Vanuatu Islands: Changing Seas (10:18)
Futuna inhabitants survive off the ocean. Recently, fish populations have declined due to commercial overfishing, forcing natives to go further for catches. A father teaches his son how to free dive for lobster in deep waters.
Meeting Bush Demands (09:13)
The Central African jungle contains a quarter of Earth's rainforest. The Mbendjele have occupied Congo region for 3,000 years, using nets to catch food. A top hunter leads villagers into the forest to set the trap. Commercial hunting has decreased animal populations.
Competing for Space (09:44)
Within India's Assam tea plantations, drastically increasing human populations encroach on ancient Asian elephant migration routes. Emergency Services use domesticated elephants to drive out wild herds; villagers cannot use force to defend their homes against the endangered species.
Behind the Wonder (05:24)
The film crew describes challenges of the Congo rainforest shoot. While transporting the team and gear down river to a Mbendjele village, the second boat goes missing. The location director and safety advisor find it with all the gear and occupants safe.
Credits: Surviving with Animals (00:29)
Credits: Surviving with Animals
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