Asia Secret Lives Hidden Places: Series 1
Unlike protected areas in North America and Europe, the endangered habitats of Asia are almost always home to people as well as wildlife.
Part 1: India: Where Wild Things Roam
The rare one-horned rhinoceros is being poached in Kaziranga National Park. Herds of elephants are on the move and a new born baby elephant has lost its mother. People who live in Kaziranga risk their lives to make sure the wild animals stay safe, including the tigers that also roam the park.
Part 2: China: Mountains of the Gods
The man who saved the last colony of Guizhou golden monkeys is getting old. He must pass responsibility on to the next in line. But will his successor be able to keep the monkeys safe? And a Buddhist master needs to replenish her spirit on the peak of a sacred mountain but she is afraid of heights!
Part 3: Japan: Under the Volcano
Nature has created rare beauty here on Kyushu, one of the islands of Japan. But within recent memory, in 1991, there was a devastating volcanic eruption. This is the story of how people live in the shadow of destruction, under the volcanoes of Japan.
Part 4: Malaysia: Paradise Found
One of the world’s most diverse reef systems off the coast of Borneo has just become protected – Tun Sakaran Marine Park. It’s a magical paradise where an ancient volcano once erupted. Hundreds of species of corals and fish live here — and so do many people who rely on the sea to survive.