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South America

In South America, Gordon flies over the Amazon in search of illegal loggers, and in the Andes he meets conservationists searching for new species before their habitat is destroyed.

Gordon Buchanan continues his journey around the equator, witnessing the fight to preserve the Amazon rainforest. In Brazil, he joins an aerial police patrol hunting for illegal loggers, while a local tribe map their territory from the air in a bid to prevent its destruction. Crossing the Andes, Gordon sees how eyes in the sky keep tabs on Ecuador’s endangered condors and visits a reserve where new species are being discovered, high up in the canopy of a pristine patch of cloud forest.

59 minutes

Last on

Thu 20 Jun 2019 08:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:30

    Christian Anders

    Geh Nicht Vorbei (Retake) (3Select Rmx Edit)


Role Contributor
Presenter Gordon Buchanan
Executive Producer Richard Bond
Executive Producer Ruth Shurman
Director Nicola Tremain
Producer Nicola Tremain
Producer Anna Williamson
Production Manager Sophie Wright
Camera Operator Neil Harvey
Composer Nainita Desai
Production Company Dragonfly Film and Television


  • Sun 2 Jun 2019 20:00
  • Mon 3 Jun 2019 19:00
  • Sat 8 Jun 2019 14:00
  • Thu 20 Jun 2019 08:00

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