"Nova: Wild Ways”
Premieres Wednesday, April 20 at 9 PM ET/PT on PBS
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. Wildlife the world over 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.” Wild Ways reveals through stunning cinematography how 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, to Southern Africa’s elephant highways stretching across five nations, animals are on the move again in Wild Ways.