Wild Ways

Explore how newly established wildlife corridors offer hope to endangered species. Airing July 26, 2017 at 10 pm on PBS Airing July 26, 2017 at 10 pm on PBS

Program Description

Four-lane highways may be a necessity to our modern society, but they can be a death traps for millions of animals that try to cross them. Around the world, wildlife need to roam for breeding, foraging, and to carry out their traditional migrations–but they are often blocked by ranches, farms, roads, and other human-made obstacles. While national parks and preserves offer some protection to wildlife, even the magnificent Serengeti and Yellowstone parks are too small to sustain healthy populations over generations. But now comes new hope for wildlife through an approach called “connectivity conservation.” Some of the world’s most beloved species–lions, bears, antelope and elephants–can be preserved by linking the world’s wildlife refuges with tunnels, overpasses, and protected land corridors. From North America’s Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation initiative to Southern Africa’s elephant highways stretching across five nations, see how animals are on the move again.

Broadcast Credits

DIRECTED BY
James Brundige
WRITTEN BY
Linda Harrar
PRODUCED BY
Linda Harrar
Chelsea Congdon
EDITED BY
James Brundige
Camera
James Brundige
Mike Holding
William Campbell
Bob Landis
Christopher Taylor
SOUND
Peter Poole
Alfred Neumann
BOTSWANA LOGISTICS
Tanja Jenkins
NARRATED BY
Ted Marcoux
Music
Mitch Coodley
Animation
Doug Quade
Frank Verni
Colorist
Dave Bigelow
Audio Mix
Heartpunch Studios
Special Thanks
Harvey Locke
Yellowstone to Yukon
Ian McCallum and Ian Michler
Tracks of Giants team
Yellowstone Wolf Project
The Trans Border Grizzly Bear Project
Elephants Without Borders
The Serengeti Lion Project
Kathleen Kendall
USGS Northern Divide Bear Project
Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area
Stephen Woodley
Parks Canada
Yellowstone National Park
Botswana Ministry of Wildlife and Tourism
Wilderness Safaris
The Frankfurt Zoological Society
Serengeti National Park
Banff National Park
M. Sanjayan
Conservation International
Karen Ross
London Zoological Society
Renee Seidler
Wildife Conservation Society
Peace Parks Foundation
Mamie Brundige
Richard T. T. Forman
Graeme Worboys
Gary Tabor
NOVA SERIES GRAPHICS
yU + co.
NOVA THEME MUSIC
Walter Werzowa
John Luker
Musikvergnuegen, Inc.
ADDITIONAL NOVA THEME MUSIC
Ray Loring
Rob Morsberger
CLOSED CAPTIONING
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Spencer Gentry
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Jennifer Welsh
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Eileen Campion
Eddie Ward
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Diane Toomey
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Caitlin Rotman Saks
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Anne Barleon
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Linda Callahan
PARALEGAL
Sarah Erlandson
TALENT RELATIONS
Janice Flood
LEGAL COUNSEL
Susan Rosen
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Kristine Allington
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Tim De Chant
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Alan Ritsko
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Paula S. Apsell

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This program was produced by WGBH, which is solely responsible for its content.

Original funding for this program was provided by Google, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the David H. Koch Fund for Science, The Kendeda Fund and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

IMAGE:

Image credit (Wildlife overpass: Banff, Canada)
© Joel Sartore/National Geographic Creative

Participants

Thomas
Chobe Enclave Farmer
Michael Chase
Elephants Without Borders
Martin Davis
Paradise Valley Rancher
Harvey Locke
Yellowstone to Yukon
Whisper Camel Means
Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Simon Munthali
KAZA TFCA
Craig Packer
Serengeti Lion Project
Michael Proctor
Trans-Border Grizzly Bear Project
David Quammen
Nature and Science author
Jim Roscoe
Centennial Valley Association
Doug Smith
Yellowstone Wolf Project
Michael Soulé
Society for Conservation Biology
Stephen Woodley
Parks Canada

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