THREE powerful new documentaries following the work of EIA’s undercover investigators will premiere across Asia from Thursday, November 17, 2011.
Screened as the three-part mini-series Crimes Against Nature 2 on National Geographic Channel (Asia), the programmes were a year in the making and take viewers into the murky and high-stakes underbelly of global environmental crime, from Scandinavia to Africa and Asia.
Broadcast every Thursday from November 17 at 12am, 11pm BKK/JKT, the three shows are:
• Crimes Against Nature 2: Blood Ivory
The EIA team heads to Kenya, Hong Kong and China to investigate the world of elephant poaching and the international ivory trade. Following claims of an upsurge in poaching and ivory smuggling, EIA wants to establish firsthand what’s really going on. Visiting Kenya’s national parks, it documents the horrific reality of elephant poaching, and in China its covert investigations discover startling revelations about how the ivory smuggling underworld works.
• Crimes Against Nature 2: Chainsaw Massacre
EIA’s undercover agents head to Laos and Vietnam for a new investigation into the notoriously dangerous timber trade. Vietnam is fast becoming a major global player in the timber industry, but with little forest left of its own it is largely dependent on importing timber from other countries. EIA suspects a lot of this timber is being taken illegally from Southeast Asia’s rapidly declining tropical rainforests and will stop at nothing to expose this devastating environmental crime which has the potential to affect us all.
• Crimes Against Nature 2: Making a Killing
Only a handful of countries continue to practice industrial whaling; Iceland is one of them, pursuing endangered fin whales in order to turn a profit. But rumours have persisted that there is a lack of demand for this whale meat in both Iceland and Japan, its main export market. With this in mind, EIA investigators pack their hidden cameras and attempt to locate and understand the driving force behind this trade.
For scheduling details, visit the National Geographic Channel (Asia) website here.
The three films comprising Crimes Against Nature 2 are due to be broadcast on Nat Geo Wild in other territories, including the UK, later this year – watch our website and blog for details!