WILD WAYS REVIEWED
“Wild Ways” looks at wildlife rich areas to see what civilization can do to preserve animal migration paths. While Yellowstone and the Serengeti parks have been making incredibly leeway into the issue, the world still needs to address these greater problems. Connectivity conservation is what we learn about during this hour long documentary. Protecting land corridors and linking them in ways that animals can naturally approach and travel is ingenious. Most of the major nations do it already, but we’re starting to see poorer regions get onboard. The effort makes sense, so why isn’t this the norm? Sadly, the documentary never answers that.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 7/12/16
The Plot Thus Far
Four-lane highways may be a necessity to our modern society, but they can be a death traps for millions of animals that try to cross them. Wildlife the world over need to roam for breeding, foraging, and to carry out their traditional migrations-but they are often blocked by ranches, farms, roads, and other human-made obstacles. While national parks and preserves offer some protection to wildlife, even the magnificent Serengeti and Yellowstone parks are too small to sustain healthy populations over generations.
But now comes new hope for wildlife through an approach called “connectivity conservation.” Wild Ways reveals through stunning cinematography how some of the world’s most beloved species-lions, bears, antelope and elephants-can be preserved by linking the world’s wildlife refuges with tunnels, overpasses, and protected land corridors. From North America’s Yellowstone to Yukon, to Southern Africa’s elephant highways stretching across five nations, animals are on the move again in Wild Ways.