A group of environmental investigators from London will be hitting the small screens of Australia and New Zealand in January 2012 as a mini-series of undercover films shot by the group are aired on Nat Geo Wild – a channel of the National Geographic. The EIA helped to make three documentary films for the channel which expose illegal logging with links to the military in Laos and Vietnam, ivory smuggling in Kenya and China as well as the fin whale trade in Iceland and Japan.
EIA Executive Director Mary Rice, who led the investigation in Blood Ivory, said of the small NGO:
“We are unique among campaigning organisations. Nobody else works right at the potentially dangerous sharp end of environmental crime in quite the way we do, going undercover with hidden cameras and covert identities to get hard evidence of environmental crime and expose the international players behind it.”
Air times as follows:
- Chainsaw Massacre – Nat Geo Wild, January 5 at 7.30pm
- Repeats on Friday, January 6 at 7.30am; Saturday, January 28 at 12.30pm; and Sunday, January 29 at 12.30am.
- Blood Ivory – Nat Geo Wild, January 12 at 7.30pm
- Repeats on Friday, January 13 at 7.30am; Saturday, January 28 at 1.30pm; and Sunday, January 29 at 1.30am.
- Making a Killing – Nat Geo Wild, January 19 at 7.30pm
- Repeats on Friday, January 20 at 7.30am; Saturday, January 28 at 2.30pm; and Sunday, January 29 at 2.30am.
Nat Geo Wild is available on AUSTAR and FOXTEL, channel 616; Nat Geo Wild HD is available on FOXTEL, channel 238.