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An ambitious new documentary that follows six presenters with a passion for the natural world is set to broadcast on BBC One.

Our Changing Planet will see Chris Packham, Liz Boonen, Steve Backshall, Gordon Buchanan, Adi Adepitan and Ella Al Shamahy visit six beautiful yet vulnerable habitats around the globe, with the hosts returning over the course of a period to chart pivotal changes at a critical moment in Earth’s history.

They’ll meet local scientists and conservationists fighting to make a difference in California, Greenland, the Maldives, Brazil, Kenya and Cambodia as they look at the environmental threats the planet faces.

As Earth grapples with the effects of melting glaciers, global warming, urbanization, desertification, and the warming and acidification of our seas, presenters will tell stories of hope from local residents, scientists, and conservationists as they work to preserve ecosystems and restore Earth. natural balance and saving threatened communities and wildlife.

Presenting the upcoming episode of the new series, Chris Packham said climate change has “very unfortunately” reached a point where “you can look out the window” to see the impact on the environment and biodiversity.

On the Air: An ambitious new documentary, Our Changing Planet, that follows six presenters with a passion for the natural world set to be shown on BBC One (LR: Ade Adepitan, Gordon Buchanan, Chris Packham, Ella Al-Shamahi, Steve Backshall and Liz Bonin)

Discovery: Hosts return through a period of time to chart pivotal changes at a critical moment in Earth's history (Chris Packham is filmed in Greenland for the series)

Discovery: Hosts return through a period of time to chart pivotal changes at a critical moment in Earth’s history (Chris Packham is filmed in Greenland for the series)

Naturalist: Professor Niels Martin Schmidt and conservationist Mikkel Stelvig posed with a musk fox in Greenland, where Chris traveled to film

Naturalist: Professor Niels Martin Schmidt and conservationist Mikkel Stelvig posed with a musk fox in Greenland, where Chris traveled to film

When asked what he hopes viewers will pay attention to from the second series, Chris said: ‘I hope the film highlights that in any corner of our planet, at any time, we can now, very sadly, find links to changes in our environment, climate and biodiversity.

“I can come out of the unit I’m in now and find flowering things that wouldn’t have flowered at this time as a kid, so I can see climate change out of the window of my industrial unit in Taunton.”

Anyone can see it anywhere, if they look. I think this is another of our messages.

“We say this simple system in Greenland can tell us a lot but you don’t need to go that far, you can look out the window.”

The ecologist, who fronts the BBC’s Winterwatch and Springwatch programme, traveled to the northeastern side of Greenland to speak to a group of scientists who follow muskrat.

“The scientists were sampling just about everything, fitting the collars and weighing and measuring, so I was able to join in directly, which meant I was working with Musk,” Chris said.

`So in a childish way, it was a huge thrill because I saw them and they have the potential to be dangerous animals, animals that you treat with respect because of their size, but being able to get up close and personal with them was awesome.

Elsewhere, BBC presenter Ade Adepitan, who previously appeared in the documentary Climate Change: Ade On The Frontline, travels to Kenya to report on the impact of rising temperatures and failed rainfall.

On location: Elsewhere, BBC presenter Ade Adepitan travels to Kenya to report on the impact of rising temperatures and failed rains

On location: Elsewhere, BBC presenter Ade Adepitan travels to Kenya to report on the impact of rising temperatures and failed rains

When he visited the country in 2021, elephants were severely affected by drought.

When Adi returned, he said he saw people and elephants now fighting over supplies of food and water.

He explained: I traveled to Kenya and Savo National Park. I was there to see the plight of elephants dealing with drought.

It’s been the worst four years in Kenya, in terms of rainfall, in terms of how they’ve dealt with drought, how it’s evolved into this conflict between humans and elephants and what kind of innovative solutions both sides are coming up with.

“I was also in Nairobi, doing some things with the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, seeing how they deal with this huge influx of orphaned elephants coming in who have been orphaned by drought.”

On returning to the same habitat after last year’s first series, he continued: ‘I’ll be honest with you, in terms of what the terrain looks like, it looked worse, it looked drier and drier and it was worrying. To see that they still haven’t fallen enough rain.

But when I remember and look at the kind of work the shelter secretariat is doing there, they are improving their technology, they are taking care of the orphans, one of the elephants was already pregnant.

When elephants are in this type of situation, which is a real stress situation, it is usually not the most favorable situation for having babies.

“So having an elephant feel comfortable enough to have a baby and become pregnant is really positive news.”

The problems: When he visited the country in 2021, the elephants were severely affected by drought

The problems: When he visited the country in 2021, the elephants were severely affected by drought

Endangered: Gordon Buchanan traveled to the Pantanal region of South America to report on a jaguar domestication project that saw unprecedented protection of vulnerable cats

Endangered: Gordon Buchanan traveled to the Pantanal region of South America to report on a jaguar domestication project that saw unprecedented protection of vulnerable cats

Speaking about his main highlight of the show, he said, ‘I think I found out one of the elephants was pregnant.

Only to find out that there will be a new baby in this case, because this is where we talk a lot about elephants dying, and elephants struggling.

“So it was nice to have a moment to talk about the birth of an elephant.”

The series launches on Sunday 16th April at 7pm on BBC One.

In the US: Liz Bonin is back in California where last year she witnessed wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts in the face of the wildfires raging in the state

In the US: Liz Bonin is back in California where last year she witnessed wildlife rescue and rehabilitation efforts in the face of the wildfires raging in the state

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