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Sun, July 24 at 10am - Europe’s New Wild

Europe’s Amazon.
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Europe’s Amazon.

Beyond the bustling cities lies a surprisingly vast wildland spanning millions of miles, where species that were threatened by extinction are being reintroduced to nature. From the Arctic Circle to rich river wetlands, EUROPE’S NEW WILD tells the inspiring story of an epic transformation, exploring the rebirth of the continent and Europe’s wildlife like never before. EUROPE’S NEW WILD will broadcast on the WSIU stations Sundays at 10am through August 14 and the program is available to stream anytime with WSIU Passport.

In the four-part series, viewers will witness the resurgence of wildlife across the continent in the most unexpected places through captivating footage. As conservationists give nature a helping hand, each episode examines how ecosystems are being restored, providing a new chance for Europe’s most iconic wildlife to thrive among its breathtaking landscapes.

EPISODE 1 - The Missing Lynx | Sun, July 24 at 10am
Across the Iberian Peninsula, food chains and ecosystems are restored, allowing a host of endangered animals, including the Iberian Lynx --the rarest cat in the world—to flourish once again.

EPISODE 2 - Return of the Titans | Sun, July 31 at 10am
In Europe’s Carpathian Mountains, the introduction of Bison is helping numerous other species to prosper while just beyond this mountainous region, Gray Wolves are staging an astonishing return.

EPISODE 3 - The Land of the Snow and Ice | Sun, August 7 at 10am
Sami reindeer herders and modern conservationists are teaming up in a bid to save one of Europe’s wildest frontiers. Through ice and snow, the link between man and wild is being reforged.

EPISODE 4 - “Europe’s Amazon” | Sun, August 14 at 10am
The Danube is the largest preserved wetland on the continent and a sanctuary for thousands of species, where many are the last of their kind. Conservationists are working to preserve and restore these precious habitats before it’s too late.

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