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EUROPE’S NEW WILD

Reindeer herd migrating over frozen river.
Courtesy of Louis Labrom/Nat Geo
Reindeer herd migrating over frozen river.

Stream or tune in Wednesdays, Feb. 3, Feb. 10 and Feb. 24 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 a.m. on KPBS 2

Explore Europe like never before, as the wild heart of the continent is revitalized in four-part documentary series

Beyond the bustling cities lies a surprisingly vast wildland spanning millions of miles, where species that were threatened by extinction are being reintroduced to nature.

From the Arctic Circle to rich river wetlands, EUROPE’S NEW WILD tells the inspiring story of an epic transformation, exploring the rebirth of the continent and Europe’s wildlife like never before.

In the new four-part series, viewers will witness the resurgence of wildlife across the continent in the most unexpected places through captivating footage.

As conservationists give nature a helping hand, each episode examines how ecosystems are being restored, providing a new chance for Europe’s most iconic wildlife to thrive among its breathtaking landscapes.

EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1: “The Missing Lynx” premieres Wed. Feb. 3 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Fri. Feb. 5 at 6 a.m. & Sun, Feb. 7 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Across the Iberian Peninsula, rewilding efforts allow the Iberian lynx -- the rarest cat in the world -- to flourish once again. In Portugal's Coa Valley, the introduction of ancient species heralds the return of the region's top predators.

Episode 2: “Return Of The Titans” premieres Wed. Feb. 10 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Fri. Feb. 12 at 6 a.m. & Sun. Feb. 14 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Travel to the Carpathian Mountains and beyond, where Europe's most iconic species are thriving. The reintroduction of European bison signals a wildlife comeback, while just beyond the mountains, gray wolves stage an astonishing return.

Episode 3: “The Land of the Snow and Ice” premieres Fri. Feb. 19 at 6 a.m. on KPBS 2 - In Lapland, natives and conservation groups work to save an age-old reindeer migration and restore an entire ecosystem in the process. Now, Lapland is witnessing wildlife spectacles return to the land of ice and snow.

Episode 4: “Europe's Amazon” premieres Wed. Feb. 24 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Fri. Feb. 26 at 6 a.m. & Sun. Feb. 28 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2 - See how the precious habitats of the Danube Delta depend on a healthy river to continue growing. The Danube is Europe's largest preserved wetland, but many of the species that call it home are the last of their kind.

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