This mini-documentary explores the astounding seabird colonies of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The tiny islands of the Chagos Archipelago are havens for nesting birds, and a precious resource in the vastness of the Indian Ocean. Stewart McPherson was given rare access to visit several islands of the Territory to document the astounding diversity of birds that call this remote corner of the Indian Ocean home. In this film, we follow conservation efforts that aim to clear the islands of invasive rodents and coconut palms to allow the natural bird numbers to recover.
Please note: although complementary to the BBC FOUR series, the 40 short mini-documentaries are not commissioned or editorially overseen by BBC.
The three-part Britain’s Treasure Islands documentary series was broadcast on BBC FOUR on Tue 12 Apr 2016 21:00. (repeated Wed 13 Apr 2016 20:00). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get passworded access to view a non-downloadable version of the broadcast programme online.
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