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TERRA 304: Jewels of The Jungle – Part 2

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In the second installment of "Jewels of the Jungle," Dr. Strobel's worldwide quest for the next super drug continues in the laboratory as he investigates endophytes. What is so special about these tiny symbiotic micro...

TERRA 303: Jewels of the Jungle – Part 1

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Dr. Gary Strobel's signature red stocking cap lives in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Why? Strobel is one of only a handful of plant scientists scouring the planet the old-fashioned way for the n...

TERRA 243: When Dolphins Cry

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Hardy Jones takes us back into the deep, blue sea as spectators to one of the most amazing shows on earth! Watch, as Japan's dolphins jump, spin and play like ocean ballerinas. But life is not all fun for these beauti...

TERRA 239: The Last Run – Part 3

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Part Three of "THE LAST RUN" chronicles the spawn, the critical final chapter in the salmon life cycle. In 2002, under pressure from a serious drought, upstream farmers were authorized by the President of the United S...

TERRA 238: The Last Run – Part 2

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Part Two of "THE LAST RUN" follows salmon from birth to ocean and from fishing net to market. This film brings into focus the plight of the salmon on the Klamath River and the future of the Yurok tribe who depend on t...

TERRA 237: The Last Run – Part 1

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"Ironically, as we work to save the salmon, it may turn out that the salmon save us." (Paul Schell, Mayor of Seattle) Salmon are an indicator species - their health closely tracks the health of the watershed to which ...

TERRA 236: Working Dogs – On Nature’s Trail

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Low-tech is the new high-tech. Take, for example, wildlife biologists who are swapping radio collars and GPS transceivers for a more sensitive instrument: a dog's nose. A dog's sense of smell is up to one thousand tim...

TERRA 230: The Price of Ivory

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Would it surprise you to know that Africans have no tradition of poaching elephants for their tusks? Modern ivory poaching in fact is imposed by Western and Asian markets. So what motivates indigenous people to take u...

TERRA 223: Black Tale – The Whirling Disease Invaders – Part 2

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Part Two of "Black Tale" continues to explore the problem caused by a parasite which came from Europe and was introduced into the Rocky Mountains. Beyond research, this episode reveals how your efforts can help preven...

TERRA 222: Black Tale – The Whirling Disease Invaders – Part 1

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The parasite which causes Whirling Disease is one example of the increasingly difficult problems caused by exotic species around the world. Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout has seen dramatic population declines and other n...

TERRA 215: Hunter’s Habitat

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Hunters and environmentalists working arm-in-arm? Why not? Joe Gukowski has hunted in Montana for over sixty years, and in that time he has developed great respect for the land and the animals. Join Joe and other memb...

TERRA 210: Freezeframe

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1956: A team of explorers documents the disappearance of the world's glaciers. Tools: Ice axes, crampons, and ingenuity. 2006: Conrad Anker, one of the world's most renowned mountain climbers, brings news of the accel...

TERRA 209A: Wings Over the Wild – Lighthawk in Mesoamerica

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Sometimes a bird's-eye view makes all the difference. Combining a love of flight with a passion for wild places, a growing number of pilots fly volunteer missions over vibrant and threatened lands. Part one of this fi...

TERRA 208: The New Wolf Hunters

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Ten years after a successful reintroduction program brought wolves back into Yellowstone after an absence of 70 years, the dust is beginning to settle. However, a new and problematic issue is emerging: the once hated ...

TERRA 206: Bison Bison

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Fifteen years after bad publicity closed it down, Montana's bison hunt is up and running again. But the state's newest effort to control Yellowstone Park's wandering herd isn't a hit with everyone. Is it population ma...

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