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The stories of Ireland’s most remarkable wildlife travelers

3x52 Min Series / Format: HD
Funders: BCI, RTÉ, ENFO / Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Govt

Tracing the footsteps of Ireland’s migrating wildlife as they travel the earth in a never- ending battle for survival

This series features Ireland’s most heroic wildlife travellers and the incredible journeys they carry out every single year. From the 8,000km flown annually by the Manx Shearwaters to the transatlantic voyages of our eels and salmon, ‘Wild Journeys’ follows these voyagers to the ends of the Earth, showing the extraordinary challenges they meet and revealing the magnificent landscapes they visit en-route. This series publicises the vital work of Irish scientists as they tag and track the animals across the globe and explain how a network of wildlife links all life across the continents; how global warming directly affects our Barnacle Geese as they struggle to cope with a rapidly changing Arctic and the extraordinary distances covered by our marine animals.





Wild Journeys profiles these remarkable animals, following their Irish lives, featuring their preparations and finally their epic journeys to or from their second home. Never again will viewers take for granted an exhausted salmon leaping at a weir or the ragged formations of Geese heading into the Atlantic, for this series will show just how far they travel, where they go and what they’ve been through.