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Explore some of our planet’s most spectacular natural wonders around the globe. Join us on our journeys to pay homage to our rich heritage.

Discover Australia’s Paradise: Lord Howe Island

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Discover Australia’s Paradise: Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island is a relatively small Pacific island of just 14.55 square kilometers (5.6 square miles), with 75 percent of its terrestrial area inscribed as a Permanent Park Preserve under the UNESCO World Heritage Convention of 1982. Today, the island has a small permanent human population of about 360 people. Mother Nature’s hand has sculpted the spectacular Ball’s Pyramid, situated 23 kilomet
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2021-08-01   150 Views
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2021-08-01

The Rwenzori Mountains: Africa’s Mountains of the Moon, Part 2 of 2

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The Rwenzori Mountains: Africa’s Mountains of the Moon, Part 2 of 2

The Rwenzori Mountains are the highest mountain range in Africa and are home to the continent’s fifth-tallest peak, Mount Stanley. Mount Stanley is actually a collection of around 11 peaks. The tallest one is known as Margherita which, at 5,109 meters (16,762 feet) tall, is the highest of the Rwenzori peaks and supports several glaciers. Mount Speke is the second-highest mountain in this range, r
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2021-06-11   334 Views
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2021-06-11

The Rwenzori Mountains: Africa’s Mountains of the Moon, Part 1 of 2

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The Rwenzori Mountains: Africa’s Mountains of the Moon, Part 1 of 2

At the heart of incredible Africa lies a mountain range of incomparable beauty, rising from the sprawling wild of the equatorial continental interior. The Rwenzori Mountains are within the Albertine-Rift Valley and include the Rwenzori Mountains National Park in southwestern Uganda and Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are the highest range in Africa, and home
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2021-06-04   423 Views
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2021-06-04

Mount Everest: The Goddess Mother of the World, Part 2 of 2

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Mount Everest: The Goddess Mother of the World, Part 2 of 2

Living on Mount Everest are the Sherpa people, who mostly belong to the ancient Nyingma, or Red Hat, a religion of Tibetan Buddhism, the oldest Buddhist religion in Tibet, which combines Buddhism and animism. The Sherpas embrace the Himalayan mountains as sacred and offer their respects by constructing Buddhist monasteries at the base, placing prayer flags on the slopes, and creating wildlife sanc
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2021-05-07   432 Views
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2021-05-07

Mount Everest: The Goddess Mother of the World, Part 1 of 2

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Mount Everest: The Goddess Mother of the World, Part 1 of 2

In today’s program, we journey to the Great Himalayas of Southern Asia to explore one of Mother Earth’s magnificent creations, Mount Everest. Located on the border of Nepal and Tibet, Mount Everest has an elevation of 29,032 feet (8,849 meters) and is Earth’s highest mountain above sea level. Although this goddess was addressed by various names in different languages, there was one common thread –
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2021-05-01   450 Views
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2021-05-01

Chiribiquete National Park: Colombia’s Rich Tropical Rainforest

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Chiribiquete National Park: Colombia’s Rich Tropical Rainforest

Colombia is officially the most ecologically rich nation on Earth, ranking number one for the most biodiversity per square kilometer. Today, we visit Chiribiquete National Park, which is a region of south-central Colombia and the cornerstone of four separate geographic regions: the Andes mountain range, the Orinoco savannah, the Guyana Shield, and the Amazon rainforest. A highly prized location, t
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2021-04-23   389 Views
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2021-04-23

Grand Canyon Genesis and the Native American First Nations

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Grand Canyon Genesis and the Native American First Nations

The iconic Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is situated in the southwestern state of Arizona in the United States. Stretching across 277 miles (446 kilometers) in length, up to 18 miles (29 kilometers) in width, and as far as 6,000 feet (1.8 kilometers) in depth, this immense and astoundingly beautiful landmark is also visible from space. The raising of the Colorado Plateau to its prese
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2021-02-18   519 Views
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2021-02-18

The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra: Natural Beauty of Southeast Asia

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The Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra: Natural Beauty of Southeast Asia

Sumatra is the largest island entirely in Indonesia and the sixth-largest island in the world. A place of extraordinary beauty, its tropical forests are among the richest and most diverse on the planet, boasting some 218 rare species of vascular plants found in the Tesso Nilo landscape, including Amorphophallus titanium, the tallest flower in the world. Located on the spine of the Bukit Barisan Mo
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2020-11-27   471 Views
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2020-11-27

Malaysia’s Natural Treasure: Gunung Mulu National Park

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Malaysia’s Natural Treasure: Gunung Mulu National Park

Today, we journey to Borneo Island, the largest island in Asia, to explore a spectacular site – “Malaysia’s Natural Treasure: Gunung Mulu National Park.” Situated at the northeastern corner of Borneo Island, Gunung Mulu National Park lies on Malaysian lands, adjacent to Brunei. An equatorial rainforest haven, Gunung Mulu National Park is a rare combination of magnificent geographical features and
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2020-10-09   484 Views
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2020-10-09

Mother Earth’s Monumental Masterpiece: Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

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Mother Earth’s Monumental Masterpiece: Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

The Swiss Alps are recognized as one of the most spectacular mountainous regions in the world. The Jungfrau-Aletsch region is the most glaciated part of the European Alps. Spanning over 82,000 hectares (316.6 square miles), it is located in the southwest of Switzerland. Jungfrau-Aletsch boasts many impressive peaks, nine of which stand at over 4,000 meters (2.5 miles) in altitude. The Jungfrau-Ale
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2020-07-10   750 Views
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2020-07-10

The Amazon Rainforest: A Jewel That Must Be Treasured, Part 2 of 2

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The Amazon Rainforest: A Jewel That Must Be Treasured, Part 2 of 2

The world’s largest tropical rainforest, the Amazon is one of Mother Nature’s most precious and impressive gems. The awe-inspiring Amazon rainforest is truly spectacular for its exquisite beauty and its humble service to the local native population. It is the ancestral home to around 400 tribes and provides much needed medicinal plants and food for these indigenous communities. The Amazon is also
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2020-05-28   559 Views
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2020-05-28

The Amazon Rainforest: A Jewel That Must Be Treasured, Part 1 of 2

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The Amazon Rainforest: A Jewel That Must Be Treasured, Part 1 of 2

The Amazon rainforest is believed to have been formed during the Eocene Era some 55 million years ago. The rainforest encompasses 40 percent of the South American continent, extending across eight countries. The Amazon includes the drainage basin of the Amazon River, the world’s largest river by volume, with over 1,100 tributaries. The biodiversity of plants in the Amazon is considered the greates
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2020-05-19   917 Views
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2020-05-19

The Astounding Falls of the Iguazu River

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The Astounding Falls of the Iguazu River

Today, we take you on an adventure to subtropical South America to visit one of the wonders of Argentina and Brazil in our program titled “The Astounding Falls of the Iguazu River.” The Iguazu River and its unmistakable cataract falls are the natural territorial boundary between Argentina and Brazil, making it one of the most spectacular international borders in the world. Visited by over a millio
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2020-05-08   631 Views
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2020-05-08

Greater Blue Mountains Area: Australia’s Spectacular Natural Wonder

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Greater Blue Mountains Area: Australia’s Spectacular Natural Wonder

With 1.03 million hectares of awe-inspiring views, spectacular sandstone plateaus, sheer cliffs, gorges, and swamps teeming with life, the Greater Blue Mountains Area provides a significant representation of Australia’s biodiversity. Situated 60 to 180 kilometers (37 to 111 miles) inland of Sydney in New South Wales, this natural wonder is a unique place for the study of the evolution of Australia
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2020-03-10   631 Views
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2020-03-10

Moeraki Boulders: Giants' Bowling Balls

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Moeraki Boulders: Giants' Bowling Balls

One of my favorite spots is Koekohe Beach, where we may see its magically impressive Moeraki Boulders. These outstanding boulders are an unusual geological phenomenon that have been millions and millions of years in the making. Now famous, they have entertained countless travelers and have been playfully dubbed the “Bowling Balls of the Giants,” “Alien’s Brains,” “Dinosaur Eggs,” and the “Stonehen
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2020-01-15   672 Views
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2020-01-15

The Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: Norwegian Wonderlands

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The Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord: Norwegian Wonderlands

Norway is home to more than 1,000 fjords, each a unique, intricate network of winding crescent-shaped inlets that meander through towering sheer cliffs. Molded over thousands of years by the tremendous forces of melting glacial ice, these magnificent fjords must be one of Mother Earth’s most glorious works of art. On July 14, 2005, two fjords in Western Norway became inscribed on the UNESCO World
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2019-12-18   543 Views
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2019-12-18

Xinjiang Tianshan: The Awe-Inspiring Heavenly Mountains

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Xinjiang Tianshan: The Awe-Inspiring Heavenly Mountains

Tianshan, also known as the Heavenly Mountains, is touted as one of the world’s largest mountain ranges. The Tianshan Mountains span through four countries: China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. From east to west, the mountain range is 1,553 miles long. Xinjiang Tianshan, spanning more than 600,000 hectares in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of northwest China, is a giant of exceptio
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2019-10-16   893 Views
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2019-10-16

Little Liuqiu: A Coral Island Paradise, Part 4 of 4 (INT)

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Little Liuqiu: A Coral Island Paradise, Part 4 of 4 (INT)

When you visit Little Liuqiu, the chance of seeing the green sea turtles is higher than not seeing them. Usually, the visitors see them. The biggest difference from many places around the world is , in some places, you have to dive in order to see them; some are only visible during specific seasons. However, here in Little Liuqiu, you can see them all year-round. We should realize that it was not
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2019-09-25   658 Views
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2019-09-25

Little Liuqiu: A Coral Island Paradise, Part 3 of 4 (INT)

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Little Liuqiu: A Coral Island Paradise, Part 3 of 4 (INT)

My home, Little Liuqiu, is a gorgeous coral island. Situated off the southwestern coast of Taiwan, or Formosa, it is part of Pingtung County. The Taiwanese (Formosan) Environmental Protection Administration of Taiwan has launched a number of efforts to safeguard Little Liuqiu. Beginning in 2019, a two-year plan called Plastic Reduction & Zero-Plastic was implemented. Recently, little Liuqiu promot
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2019-09-18   732 Views
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2019-09-18

Little Liuqiu: A Coral Island Paradise, Part 2 of 4 (INT)

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Little Liuqiu: A Coral Island Paradise, Part 2 of 4 (INT)

Little Liuqiu is our only offshore coral reef island in Taiwan (Formosa). It is home to the growth of algae, and the water temperature is warm. Therefore, the green sea turtles naturally find this place attractive to stay for lengthy periods. As one slowly grows into maturity, it will become herbivorous, shifting its diet to marine plants like algae and seagrass. If we all have an environmentally
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2019-09-11   608 Views
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2019-09-11
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