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Planet Defenders

Series 1

Jack and Rewilding

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

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Environmentalist Jack has made films since he was very young and has a loyal following online. More recently he has thrown himself into climate change activism and working to increase awareness of the threats to our planet. His mission is to investigate the growing but sometimes controversial movement to rewild Britain.

Jack discovers how the first legalised reintroduction of the beaver to England is having dramatic results. It is re-engineering river systems and creating rich habitats for many other species. He learns that despite the benefits of having this giant rodent around, some people think bringing it back is bad news.

Jack travels to the Highlands of Scotland to witness the beauty of a 300-acre area of land that has been allowed to regenerate in its natural way for the past 40 years. It is here that he comes face to face with endangered wildlife such as red squirrels and pine martens, that have crept back from the brink of extinction to live in this wilderness. He also learns about a vision of the future to reintroduce one of Britain’s most elusive and special predators: the wildcat. Show less

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