The Year Earth Changed

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Across the planet nature responded to the unwitting experiment of a global lockdown. From hearing birdsong in deserted cities to breathing cleaner air, we’ve had a chance to engage with nature like never before. As humans hit pause on their busy lives - staying safe home and treading more lightly on the planet – Mother Nature responded like never before. Recovering. Exploring. Thriving. Across the world, scientists are learning that small changes in human behaviour can have far reaching positive effects for wildlife.

  • Directors: Tom Beard

  • Producers: Alexandra Griffiths

  • and BBC Natural History Unit

  • Duration: 48 minutes

  • Finalist Category: Sustainable Planet

  • United States

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