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National Geographic announces Wild Edens, Russia
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National Geographic announces Wild Edens, Russia

National Geographic has Wednesday announced the acquisition of a new documentary Wild Edens: Russia the first in a new series that highlights the issue of climate change. Focused on the flora and fauna in the unique natural habitats of Russia, the programme highlights the unique and delicate habitat of the Altai Mountains, the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the Arctic. Filmed over 12 months, the 1 x 60 documentary, an Off The Fence production will air across multiple markets in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe on National Geographic from June 2018.
Acquired by Jules Oldroyd, SVP International Programming for National Geographic, Ellen Windemuth and Allison Bean are Exec Producers for Off The Fence Productions. Andrew Zikking is both producer and director of the documentary.
Jules Oldroyd, National Geographic said “We have a long history of using our acclaimed storytelling for good, highlighting critical issues that will help us achieve our mission; a planet in balance. This new documentary will allow millions of viewers all over the world to journey to a remote part of Russia and experience first-hand this important and delicate ecosystem”.
Ellen Windemuth, Off The Fence productions, said “Russia is such a vast and elusive land that we relished the opportunity as filmmakers to capture the unique footage of this incredible region. This documentary helps viewers to discover Russian’s rich natural wealth and catalogue it before this fragile paradise is negatively and possibly irrevocably impacted by climate change”.
Wild Edens will be sponsored by Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, the world’s leading producer of safe and clean energy. Alexey Likhachev, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Director General, said: “Rosatom wanted to support this series as we want to help raise awareness of the abundance of natural beauty this planet currently has to offer. Both in Russia and beyond, we want to remind global audiences that these authentic habitats may soon fall victim to the devastating effects of humanity’s environmental footprint. This documentary demonstrates how fragile our ecosystem is, and how important it is for each of us to participate in saving our planet and its species”. – Press release