National Geographic Celebrates the 50th Earth Day with Two World Premieres on 22 April

To inspire hope for viewers worldwide, National Geographic commemorates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the world premiere of the next chapter of Dr. Jane Goodall’s four decades of advocacy work for chimpanzees, and following photographer Joel Sartore in his quest to photograph creatures found nowhere else on the planet.

On Wednesday, 22 April, at SIN/HK 8pm (JKT/TH 7pm), join National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore on his quest to photograph some of the rarest animals in the world in PHOTO ARK: RAREST CREATURES. These arresting, studio portraits of over 5,000 species go into the Photo Ark, Joel’s 25-year-long project to document the world’s animals before they go extinct. The show also looks at factors driving extinction, including rising sea levels, deforestation, invasive species, pollution, and human development, which impact animals essential to the planet’s survival.

Following this, the two-hour documentary special JANE GOODALL: THE HOPE, beginning at SIN/HK 9pm (JKT/TH 8pm), takes viewers through the incredible chapters of Dr. Goodall’s vast legacy of four decades, having transformed environmentalism, nonhuman animal welfare and conservation through her innovative approaches, and becoming a worldwide icon. This special depicts the formation of the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI’s) “Tacare” community-centered conservation approach and Roots & Shoots youth-empowerment program; her remarkable advocacy and leadership on behalf of chimpanzees and humanity; and the next chapter for generations to come.

Both shows will premiere on National Geographic channels across Southeast Asia in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

This Earth Day programming across National Geographic’s networks complements efforts by the company’s full portfolio. National Geographic magazine’s April issue is timed to Earth Day and explores broad issues affecting the planet today. The issue can be found online at

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