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Lonesome George and the Battle for Galapagos

Documentary about the last remaining Pinta Island giant tortoise in existence, who died in June 2012, and the battle to preserve the threatened wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

Documentary about Lonesome George, officially the loneliest animal on the planet until his death in June 2012. He was the last remaining Pinta Island giant tortoise in existence and now his race is extinct. He was an icon of his native Galapagos Islands and symbol of the battle to preserve their unique wildlife. The islands are at a critical point in their history - threatened by illegal fishing, the demands of a booming population and an ever-expanding tourism industry - yet the will within the islanders to protect Galapagos is strong. This is both the personal story of Lonesome George and of the local characters intent on turning around the fortunes of their unique tropical paradise.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 8 Jul 2012 19:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Michael Gunton
Producer Jonathan Clay

Broadcasts

  • Fri 19 Jan 2007 00:50
  • Wed 29 Aug 2007 00:00
  • Mon 3 Mar 2008 23:20
  • Mon 3 Mar 2008 23:50
  • Tue 4 Mar 2008 00:20
  • Thu 19 Mar 2009 19:00
  • Sat 4 Sep 2010 20:00
  • Sun 5 Sep 2010 02:25
  • Sun 8 Jul 2012 19:00