WILD EDENS PROJECT

The Wild Edens project involves filming and broadcasting a series of feature-length documentaries about remote and protected nature hideaways, where the ecosystems are especially vulnerable to the effects of global warming. The project’s main goal is to attract the attention of the international community to climate change and the need for a global transition to clean energy.

Wild Edens: Russia is now available online to audiences across the world!

The documentary captures the rugged and extreme beauty of the country’s most remote and isolated regions, revealing the magical ecosystems that are being threatened by climate change.
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Over several months, the Wild Edens film crew carried their kit to the most remote corners of a territory stretching 10,000 kilometers from East to West and forming the biggest country on our planet. The documentary features some of the least explored parts of Russia – Altai, Amur, Kamchatka, Yamal, and the Arctic. In each region, the crew uncovered how species have adapted to Russia’s challenging terrain: from polar bears, hunting on melting ice caps, and musk oxen coping with punishing Arctic conditions, to the toad-headed agama lizards doing their best to survive in the scorched desert near the Caspian Sea.
These precious habitats and the animals that call them home are under direct threat from climate change as a result of global warming occurring around the world. The film captures the incredible diversity of this immense wilderness, demonstrate the shooting process of the film, and lead you to think what might be done to mitigate such potential destruction.

Press Release

Wild Edens: Russia, a new feature documentary dedicated to the fight against global warming, premieres in Sochi

The Programme is brought to you by Rosatom and will be broadcast by National Geographic this summer

The premiere of a new documentary Wild Edens: Russia the first in a new series that highlights the issue of climate change, took place in Sochi, Russia. Focusing on the flora and fauna in the one-of-a-kind natural habitats of Russia, the programme highlights the unique and delicate habitat of the Altai Mountains, the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the Arctic. Brought to  you by Rosatom, it will be broadcast by National Geographic starting this summer.

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Acclaimed Australian environmentalist Ben Heard, Founder and Executive Director of the non-governmental organization Bright New World, kicked off the event and talked about the perils of global warming. However, he emphasized that there is both hope and room for positive change: “Thanks to rising concentrations of greenhouse gases, nothing remains untouched by our civilization. Our rapidly changing climate is no longer any kind of hypothetical. But we can decide to make a planet that is better and brighter than we have ever let ourselves dream.”

Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, the world’s leading producer of safe and clean energy, is deeply concerned with the threats associated with global climate change.  Alexey Likhachev, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Director General, said:  “This is why we are supporting the creation of the Wild Edens project. We want to draw the public’s attention to the global warming crisis and showcase the detrimental impact that mounting CO2 emissions generated by carbon energy sources are having on our planet.”

Ellen Windemuth, Executive Producer of Off The Fence, said: “Russia is such a vast and elusive land that we relished the opportunity as film makers to capture the unique footage of this incredible region. This documentary helps viewers to discover Russian’s rich natural wealth and catalogue it before this fragile paradise is negatively and possibly irrevocably impacted by climate change.

Filmed over 12 months, the 1 x 60 documentary, an Off The Fence production, will air across multiple markets in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe. Acquired by Jules Oldroyd, Ellen Windemuth and Allison Bean are Exec Producers for Off The Fence productions. Andrew Zikking is both producer and director of the documentary.

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About Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation

Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation is the world leader in the production of safe and clean energy, and it adheres to the principle of social responsibility and the need for preserving natural resources. Rosatom comprises 350 companies and research institutions in the nuclear industry. With over 70 years of experience in the nuclear sector, Rosatom offers integrated services in the nuclear industry, from uranium enrichment to building nuclear power plants internationally, while giving priority to improving product quality, introducing innovative technologies as well as environmental management. Rosatom is actively implementing projects in the field of applied research and innovation, and annually invests 4.5% of its income into research projects. Russian atomic technologies have been used in the construction of 120 research reactors around the world.

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