Hard Truths of Conservation

Hard Truths of Conservation

12 Episodes

Dan Cabela sets out on a high-impact, international journey of discovery within the world of conservation, and the hard truths of life among the planet’s wildlife. Experiencing some of the world’s most fearsome animals up close – leopards, bison, cheetahs and more. Dan learns how these creatures play such vital roles on our planet, and how important it is to keep them protected. In particular, Dan seeks to learn more about the role that hunting and the utilization of wildlife can play as a modern-day conservation tool.

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Hard Truths of Conservation
  • North America Giants

    Episode 1

    Dan Cabela sets out to pursue, capture and aid in the conservation of the tallest land mammal in North America the moose.

  • A Community of Conservationists

    Episode 2

    Dan Cabela explores the model for community conservation in the Zambezi Delta of Mozambique, and responsibly harvests a Cape Buffalo bull on their behalf.

  • Stealthy Predators and Ancient Tribe

    Episode 3

    Dan Cabela explores the challenges and research behind living with Africas most secretive predator - the leopard.

  • Return of an Icon

    Episode 4

    Dan Cabela learns about the recovery of an icon, the American bison, and the role that utilization has played in bringing a species back from the brink.

  • Restoring an Ecosystem

    Episode 5

    Dan Cabela joins the relocation of one of Africas most endangered big cats to an ecosystem where they have been absent for almost 100 years. Also known as the fastest land mammal - the cheetah.

  • Out of Africa

    Episode 6

    Dan Cabela explains the domestic trade in exotic wildlife and how some of our planets most threatened species are being protected by the practice.

  • Resurfacing in the Everglades

    Episode 7

    Facing extinction in recent history, Dan Cabela investigates the conservation model behind the recovery of alligator populations in the heart of Florida.

  • Top of the Food Chain

    Episode 8

    Dan Cabela joins conservationists in unraveling the complexity of human wildlife conflict and the reality of living with Africas apex predator - the lion. While the Cabela Family Foundation undertakes the largest ever lion translocation.

  • Sheep on the Mountain

    Episode 9

    Dan Cabela joins a team of researchers to capture and test a population of bighorn sheep for disease as well as pursuing a ram of his own.

  • Tropical Deer of Mexico

    Episode 10

    Dan Cabela travels to Mexico to pursue an elusive species of deer. Along the way he learns about the threats to this ecosystem and how the remaining forest is being protected by the efforts of the local hunting concessions.

  • Bear Necessities

    Episode 11

    Black bear conservation requires different approaches across the United States. Dan Cabela explores the reality of what is being done to protect the species in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Maine.

  • Spanish Icons

    Episode 12

    Dan Cabela joins a well-known outfitter in Spain to pursue an iconic species - the ibex. Along the way, he learns about the rich Spanish hunting tradition, the care with which the practice is managed and the conservation minded ethos of the country.