Rosatom and National Geographic bring the audience a new documentary series project, Wild Edens, dedicated to the fight against global warming

General Press Releases Friday April 20, 2018 15:19
Bangkok--20 Apr--ROSATOM

Rosatom and National Geographic announced at the Palace of Neptune in Madrid (Spain) the launch of a new documentary series, Wild Edens, filmed in the world's most stunning untouched places and their inhabitants – wildlife and fauna alike, endangered by the effects of climate change.

Wild Edens is a unique project initiated by Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, the world's leading producer of safe and clean energy, and focused on climate change and the threat it poses to the global ecosystem. The project includes filming and broadcasting by National Geographic Channel of a series of documentaries describing the unique ecosystems that may disappear due to global warming, if mankind fails to curtail its carbon footprint and use clean energy. Climate change may lead to the total disappearance of a number of species.

The first Wild Edens film will center on flora and fauna in the unique natural habitats of Russia. The documentary was filmed in a number of rugged and remote locations, including the Altai Mountains, the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the Arctic. The premiere of the first film will take place at the Jubilee X International Forum ATOMEXPO 2018, which will be held on May 14–16 in Sochi (Russia). The documentary will then be broadcast on the National Geographic channel.

Rosatom and National Geographic representatives, members of the film crew, leading industry experts and opinion leaders attended the project launch in Madrid.

When speaking at the official part of the event, Kirill Komarov, First Deputy Director General for Corporate Development and International Business, Rosatom, said that nuclear power is the basis of a carbon-free non-polluting energy mix. "Inspired by the unique natural phenomena, the pristine and pure beauty of the world, Rosatom, which builds more nuclear power plants than any other company in the world, takes responsibility for solving some of the global environmental challenges of humanity. We want to preserve the unique beauty of our planet for future generations," said Kirill Komarov.

In her turn, National Geographic's Senior Vice President for International Cooperation Annabelle Canwell highlighted in her welcoming speech that "the National Geographic Channel is concerned about the impact of climate change on the flora and fauna of our planet. We all witnessed the event which occurred in March 2018 – the death of the last male northern white rhino in Kenya. We understand that the problem of climate change is largely caused by carbon emissions. With the help of Rosatom, we believe that our purpose is to draw attention to the problem of global warming in order to avoid the irreversible consequences associated with the disappearance of rare species of plants and animals."

Event guests enjoyed a photo exhibition, demonstrating unique footage from the shooting of Wild Edens: Russia, the first feature-length documentary film in the series.
About the Wild Edens project

Initiated by Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, the Wild Edens project involves filming and broadcasting on National Geographic of a series of feature-length documentaries about remote and protected nature hideaways, where the ecosystems are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change. 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 and carbon-free energy. The filming and broadcasting on National Geographic Channel of unique documentaries about wilderness areas with animals and plants in danger of extinction due to global climate change, will be the culmination of the project. The locations for filming have been chosen to show the extraordinary beauty of landscapes, and at the same time to emphasize that these unique places and their inhabitants, rare species of animals, birds, the unique natural environment, forest, water bodies and plants, are in danger of extinction. The first film will be about the fauna of the unique natural habitats of Russia. Off the Fence, an independent production company, produced Wild Edens documentary series. Executive producers are Ellen Windemouth and Allison Bean. Producer and Director Andrew Zikking.

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 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.

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic's media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children's media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 128 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching over 730 million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.


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