Legendary broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough is to narrate a documentary series for Netflix about “the beauty and fragility of our natural world”.
The eight-part series, Our Planet, which is set to be released on 5 April 2019 via the streaming service, will showcase the planet’s most precious species and fragile habitats, revealing sights on Earth captured using the latest in 4k camera technology.
The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all of the continents of the world, with over 600 members of crew capturing more than 3,500 filming days, and will focus on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.
Created in partnership with WWF, Our Planet is set to become a wider global project which will help inspire people around the world to discover why our natural world matters. From a wealth of online resources to educational programmes for schools, the project will go beyond just showcasing the wonders of our planet to reveal what we must do now to ensure people and nature can thrive.
Sir David Attenborough said: “Our Planet will take viewers on a spectacular journey of discovery showcasing the beauty and fragility of our natural world. Today we have become the greatest threat to the health of our home but there’s still time for us to address the challenges we’ve created, if we act now. We need the world to pay attention.
“Our Planet brings together some of the world’s best filmmakers and conservationists and I’m delighted to help bring this important story to millions of people worldwide.“
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea