Saint Helena – plant conservation

This mini-documentary explores the diversity of plants on Saint Helena, a remote island in the South Atlantic which forms a UK Overseas Territory. Introduced grazers and non-native flax plants have severely altered the vegetation of the island, and many of the unique plant species of the island are down to the last few individuals. But conservationists are working tirelessly to safe Saint Helena’s critically endangered plants from the precipice of extinction. In this film, we follow their efforts and see the rebuilding of Saint Helena’s flora through specialist nursery and the Millennium Forest.

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 to get passworded access to view a non-downloadable version of the broadcast programme online.