This science and natural history series presents stories that speak to the relationship between human civilization and the planet. An accessible and thought-provoking series, terra offers a window to the natural world by exploring frontiers of research, examining applications of science, and celebrating diversity in our natural environment. Topics range from habitat issues, species survival, profiles of individuals working in the field and even major ecological alerts. Produced in conjunction with the graduate program in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University and Filmmakers for Conservation Ltd. terra provides independent filmmakers and students a venue in which to present their own perspectives on ecological and environmental topics. terra is presented by KUSM/ MontanaPBS, MSU Bozeman.
Travel along with some of the world's foremost bird and nature artists to the incredible Chappari Reserve, among the last remaining high-altitude dry forests of South America. Previously undiscovered species come alive at the tip of a paintbrush in this rapid biological inventory of a rich and diverse part of the biosphere. Here we see art and science combined to help conserve one of the most beautiful places on earth. (First Aired Sunday, October 14, 2007)