Zoologist Lucy Cooke and wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson celebrate some of the UK's wildest species, in five programmes stripped across the week.
Through a series of original films and updated archive films, Wild UK will explore our forests, rivers, mountains, sea and coastal areas, even our cities. The UK is wilder than you think!
Runtime: 45 minutes
Wild UK - Extinct in the wild - Netflix
An extinct in the wild (EW) species is one which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as only known by living members kept in captivity or as a naturalized population outside its historic range due to massive habitat loss.
Wild UK - Reintroduction - Netflix
Reintroduction is the deliberate release of species into the wild, from captivity or relocated from other areas where the species survives. This may be an option for certain species that are endangered or extinct in the wild. However, it may be difficult to reintroduce EW species into the wild, even if their natural habitats were restored, because survival techniques, which are often passed from parents to offspring during parenting, may be lost. While conservation efforts may preserve some of the genetics of a species, the species may never fully recover due to the loss of the natural memetics of the species. An example of a successful reintroduction of an EW species is Przewalski's horse, which as of 2018 is considered to be an Endangered species, following reintroduction started in the 1990s.
Wild UK - References - Netflix