Seven volunteers, six tough global conservation challenges. Will they be able to accomplish the tough task ahead? See the all-new eco-reality show – Planet Action – a joint production of Discovery and WWF on Animal Planet to find out. Starts April 02, 2006, at 9 pm
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Around the globe, animals and their habitats are being threatened. Most often, the danger comes as a result of human behavior. Pollution, global warming, deforestation and fishing practices all play a part in endangering the world’s wildlife. In a mission to show viewers how they can help the conservation cause, Animal Planet and WWF, the global conservation organization, present PLANET ACTION - an eco-reality series which takes on these crises in a brand new way.

PLANET ACTION takes a unique approach in addressing some of the current issues facing wildlife and eco-systems today. The series follows an international team of seven enthusiastic amateur environmentalists as they are immersed in six different conservation projects. Working under the pressure of strict deadlines and tight budgets in remote locations, the team must work together to accomplish each mission. Over six weeks, we see conservation in action as the team tackle projects to make a real difference. The journeys range from saving endangered Leatherback Turtles in Panama to planting 100 trees in the heart of Borneo’s rainforest to help the Orangutans fight for survival.

Team members hail from Venezuela, Vietnam, Sweden, Australia, Brazil, the UK and the US. WWF experts are on hand as ‘mentors’ during each challenge, as the team learns firsthand about the realities of conservation while at the same time coping with extreme conditions, unfamiliar cultures and the pressures of protecting wildlife.

Can the team put personal issues aside and cooperate as a group to undertake these important challenges? PLANET ACTION captures all the emotion and drama as tempers fray and moods swing while the team works together towards their ultimate goal – protecting the future of the animals with whom we share the planet.

Read more about the tough conservation challenges that the Planet Action participants face from the left-hand navigation system. The six-episode series PLANET ACTION will air on Animal Planet every Sunday at 9 pm, starting 2nd April. The series will premiere globally on Animal Planet.

Read the press release here.

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