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David Attenborough's documentary: A life on our planet

Aboriginal land and fire management


An Inconvenient Truth

Extinction: The Facts

Before the Flood

Australia's Wild Odyssey

Watch Australia's Wild Odyssey on ABC iview

Australia's Wild Odyssey : ABC iview
The first episode is about ecosystems and includes some information about Indigenous rangers and custodianship of the land.

Animation of the issues with the Murray-Darling river system

My Octopus Teacher

Watch My Octopus Teacher free online.

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.
After years of swimming every day in the freezing ocean at the tip of Africa, Craig Foster meets an unlikely teacher: a young octopus who displays remarkable curiosity. Visiting her den and tracking her movements for months on end he eventually wins the animal's trust and they develop a never before seen bond between human and wild animal.


Watch Seaspiracy free online

Filmmaker Ali Tabrizi initially set out to celebrate his beloved ocean, but instead found himself examining the harm that humans inflict upon the vulnerable seas. From plastics and fishing gear polluting the waters, to the irreparable damage of bottom trawling and by-catch, to illegal fishing and devastating hunting practices, humanity is wreaking havoc on marine life and, by extension, the entire planet. What Tabrizi ultimately uncovered not only challenges notions of sustainable fishing but will shock anyone who cares about the wonders of ocean life, as well as the future of the planet and our place on it. (2021)