Conservationist Dr. M. Sanjayan launches an unprecedented seven-year global storytelling effort in “The Changing Planet” – April 20 at 8 pm

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Changing Planet

Wednesday, April 20 at 8 pm


Sanjayan Muttulingam and rangers in Kenya's Chyulu Hills.
Sanjayan Muttulingam and rangers in Kenya’s Chyulu Hills.

CHANGING PLANET, premiering Wednesday, April 20, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET is the first program in an unprecedented seven-year global storytelling effort led by conservationist Dr. M. Sanjayan. Featuring the latest science and emphasizing local voices, the series will monitor climate change in six iconic locations around the world, every year over the next seven years. Each site visited represents one of the Earth’s most vulnerable habitats, each representing a unique biome and bellwether for the health of the planet. Some locations are heavily protected; others will experience pioneering efforts to rebuild the habitats; others could be lost forever. As locations are revisited each Earth Day, and as pressure on the natural world increases, we’ll witness positive changes and reasons for hope. Locations visited are California, The Maldives, Cambodia, Kenya, Iceland, and Brazil.

“As a trusted voice in the science and natural history space, PBS and its member stations have the unique ability to assist in deepening the dialogue about the future of our planet on air, across our digital platforms and in local communities,” said Bill Gardner, Vice President, Multiplatform Programming and Head of Development, PBS. “What happens in one part of the world is relevant to us all, and PBS is committed to airing programs that inform and empower audiences not just during Earth Month, but all year long.”