Drawn From Wild Places – Episode 02

Drawn From Wild Places’, Derek Robertson is an artist who focuses on wild life. Once he discovers what he’s set out to find, he sketches while they move around then later creates captivating paintings. In episode 2, Derek focuses on birds – the swallow, lapwings, the barn owl and the pipistrelle bat.
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Deep in the heart of Papua New Guinea lies a species-rich rainforest, while its coast is fringed with rare unspoilt coral reef. Both areas provide habitat for some extraordinary creatures who face an uncertain and bleak future –extinction. For centuries this forgotten paradise has been hidden from the eyes of the industries that have left such a devastating mark on similar treasures, but that is no longer the case. Pollution, hunting, mining and logging pose real and immediate threats to these habitats. We take a look at what is being done to save these creatures and the world they have inhabited for so long. It is a rare opportunity to see some of nature’s best-kept and most enchanting secrets, including the tree kangaroo, the long-beaked echidna, the cassowary as well as the rich marine life. Watch as we meet the remarkable individuals and organisations dedicated to giving the species of Papua New Guinea a fighting chance at survival… before it’s too late. Storyteller produce and distribute documentaries and factual programming specialising in animals and nature; from endangered species and what’s being done to save them to mysterious animal and monster stories. www.storyteller.com.au http www.facebook.com twitter.com www.animalalliestv.com http
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