Saving the Least Protected Habitat on Earth

February 4, 2015 3:08 PM

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Saving the Least Protected Habitat on Earth

In the second episode of the new PBS series, EARTH: A New Wild, which debuts on PBS tonight, we learn about radical new ideas for restoring the planet's iconic grasslands.

It may seem counterintuitive, but adding more grazing animals to damaged grasslands can restore the land to health. In tonight's episode, my former colleague Sanjayan visits the African plains, the Russian saiga, the Arctic tundra and the North American prairie to explore this idea.

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