Green Paradise

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Nature, Travel Documentary hosted by Peter Hudson, published by Arte, Questar in 2011 - English narration

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Green Paradise Explore the world's most beautiful paradises! The natural beauty of these stunning locales has been preserved for centuries by local populations. Travel to these magical places and experience their splendours in stunning high definition. Learn about local wildlife and regional ecosystems. Meet the locals whose dedication has preserved these lands, and who are now building their economies through sustainable eco-tourism. Filled with unforgettable imagery, Green Paradise tells the stories of the most gorgeous natural places on Earth!

[edit] Mexico

At 1,100 km from the U.S. border, the Baja California peninsula is a succession of beaches and creeks in Pacific Ocean. Each year, millions of whales come to reproduce in the preserved waters of the peninsula.

[edit] Dominican Republic

Explore the lesser know jungles, mountains and lakes of the Dominican Republic. The country allows a glimpse at the history of the Taino Indians and a listen to the sound of the meringue, the great local rival to salsa.

[edit] Costa Rica

This nation is a veritable paradise for countless animal and plant species, showcasing a diversity of landscapes. Discover the Atlantic Coast with its gentle slopes and calm beaches, the steeper Pacific coast, and the dry and the wet tropical forests.

[edit] The Bahamas

As the first lands of the New World to be discovered, the Bahamas have always attracted sailors and adventurers. Fed by the warm currents of the Gulf Stream, their shallow waters offer today's travelers a crystal-clear sea teeming with life.

[edit] Belize

On the borders of Mexico and Guatemala, Belize, a wild and impenetrable land for one of the least populated countries in the world, Belizes wonder lies in the Blue Hole, on the largest marine holes in the world, hundreds of feet wide and deep.

[edit] Brazil Part 1

Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of 21 islands and islets in the Atlantic Ocean. The life above and below sea is the main attraction of the island, where you can observe sea tortoises, dolphins, albatrosses and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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Iguazu Falls are the most extensive waterfalls in the world. The water supports the most extraordinary biodiversity reserve on the planet in an astonish variety of ecosystems. Further to the north in the vastness of Brazil is another focal point of the marriage between land and water, the Pantanal. The diversity of the natural habitats is such that the Pantanal shelters an infinite number of species, such as caimans and jaguars.

[edit] Chile Part 1

Discover Chilean Patagonia, an exceptional landscape of mountains, glaciers, river and forests. In the middle of an extraordinary mountain range, two granite towers overlook the Patagonian plain and raging waters flow into the deep blue lakes layered with foam.

[edit] Chile Part 2

Known as the driest desert in the world, the Atacama, which stretches 1,500 miles along the Andes Cordillera, attracts visitors from all over the world. The spectacular drought helps to preserve archaeological sites dating back to the origins of the Likan Antai people.

[edit] Madagascar

Today, Madagascar has opened up and is finally showing itself to visitors, revealing the extent of its incredible natural and human resources.

[edit] Egypt

Siwa is an island in the middle of the desert, where the Great Sand Sea comes to rest at the foot of the date palms. This large oasis, bordered by its two lakes of turquoise blue, is unique in Egypt and attracts travelers in search of authenticity.

[edit] South Africa

With its wide open spaces and pristine coastline, the province of KwaZulu-Natal has become one of the South Africa’s eco-tourism havens. Away from the carefree atmosphere of its beaches, visitors become the privileged witnesses of well-preserved flora and fauna.

[edit] Morroco

Take a voyage to the rhythm and the undulations of the dunes of the Moroccan desert. These immense landscapes seem frozen for eternity, carved by capricious winds.

[edit] Namibia

Visitors to this country can admire more than a hundred types of animals, from zebras to giraffes, living in the wild. It also has an abundance of marine wildlife and a spectacular desert landscape to admire.

[edit] Mozambique

This country, called the ‘Land of Good People’, has been cut off from the world by 25 years of war. Since opening up to tourism, however, Mozambique offers some of the most unique and wonderful experiences possible in Southern Africa, including the country’s incredible underwater riches.

[edit] French Polynesia

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Tuamotus is one of the larges archipelagos in French Polynesia. Displaying stunning beauty, the islands now face the challenge of preserving the ecosystem of their coral gardens.

[edit] Palau

Explore the string of islands that form Palau, namely by taking kayaks to discover the famous Rock Island. With over 200 islands, Palau offers one of the best places for diving in the world. The underwater sites are exceptional: canyons, underwater tunnels, caves and lagoons. The fish variety is impressive and the sharks and manta rays will dazzle.

[edit] New Caledonia

In contrast to its neighboring islands, which are volcanic, New Caledonia is a fragment of a former continent that broke away some 250 million years ago. Its flora and fauna are totally unique and evolved in a vacuum. Discover these marvels in a personal way, through encounters with the people who cherish this protected wilderness.

[edit] Fiji

consists of more than 300 islands scattered in the South Pacific. In Fiji, all people can find an island that suits them as they retrace the steps of Robinson Crusoe, in this incredible paradise.

[edit] Seychelles

The Seychelles Islands never cease to live up to their image as a Garden of Eden. These granite islands, the oldest on Earth, were only colonized in the 18th century and thus the natural beauty has largely been preserved.

[edit] Australia Part 1

Surrounded on three sides by ocean, Margaret River in Western Australia is a small peninsula nestled in a corner of paradise! Its thousands of miles of coastlines and beaches contain magical, deserted, primeval places.

[edit] Australia Part 2

On the east coast of Australia, bounded by the Pacific Ocean, beyond the suburbs of the big cities, you can find the wildest natural parks on the planet. The Blue Mountains National Park, the immense eucalyptus forests, the magnificently deep gorges, Fraser Island and Lake McKenzie will all show you how amazing and diversified Australian landscapes can be.

[edit] Tamainia

This land is a unique place, separated from mainland Australia by the Bass Strait. Half of Tasmania is covered in forest and a quarter of the territory has been declared a National Park. Visit these vast temperate primary forests, containing endemic flora and fauna. Take a leap back into the distant past in this setting of tree ferns and giant trees. Witness animals as exotic and strange as the wallaby, the duck-billed platypus or the famous Tasmanian Devil.`

[edit] Sri Lanka

Today, Sri Lanka is known principally for the beauty and great diversity of its landscapes: heavenly beaches, mountains, falls, famous tea plantations and forests. This country has everything needed to meet the growing foreign demand and has begun to preserve its ecological resources and respect the environment, so travelers can enjoy its bounties for years.

[edit] Laos

Cut off from the rest of the world for 30 years, Laos is now slowly opening up to tourism. But its environment and its cultures are fragile. And only a responsible form of tourism will preserve its past and personality. From the fishing villages to the forests in northern Laos, meet the people who develop various alternatives designed to protect them.

[edit] Oman

Connecting Asia and Africa, Oman is a mountainous country surrounded by sand and water. Its azure oceans and emerald rivers contrast with forbidding deserts of red and golden dunes. Boasting one of the most diverse natural environments in the entire Arabic peninsula, Oman’s mountains, plains and deserts are captured here in all their beauty and wonder!

[edit] Indonesia

Discover Raja Ampat, an archipelago composed of four main islands, covered in thick forests and countless smaller islands. The beauty and variety of the Raja Ampat landscapes are breathtaking. Vast stretches of primary forest cover the islands, offering an ideal habitat for orchids, marsupials and birds of paradise.

[edit] Phillippines

The Philippines consists of 7,000 islands, including the island of Palawan, which is one of the wildest in the world. Still very undeveloped and traditional, its abundant wildlife, breathtaking landscapes, jungle mountains and white sandy beaches makes it one of the most biodiverse islands in the Philippines.

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  • Video Bitrate: 1693 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 720 x 416
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16.9
  • Frames Per Second: 25
  • Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s AC3 48000 Hz)
  • Audio Streams: 2
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime Per Part: 28.Mins
  • Number Of Parts: 28
  • Part Size: 350 MB
  • Source: DVD
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