Saint Helena – wirebird conservation

Saint Helena is a remote UK Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean. Its isolation has meant that it is home to many plant and animal species that have evolved into unique species that occur no where else on Earth. The wirebird is one such example, and is the subject of very intensive conservation efforts that are working to secure a future for this amazing bird.

Britain’s Treasure Islands mini-documentaries

A series of short documentaries designed for on-line release exploring the wildlife, cultures and history of the UK Overseas Territories.

This film is one of forty mini-documentaries made from the footage not used in the broadcast series.

Visit to view all 40 mini-documentaries free of charge.

Please note: although complementary to the BBC FOUR series, the 40 short mini-documentaries are not commissioned or editorially overseen by BBC.

To discovery the wildlife, history and cultures of all of the UK Overseas Territories, please visit