Alive! In America’s Delta is a thrilling documentary series produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting that takes viewers deep into the Mississippi River Delta and its northern Gulf coastal zone to experience one of the few remaining wild frontiers in America.
A Wild New Series About Louisiana’s Wild Places!
Alive! In America’s Delta is an exciting wildlife documentary series produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting. The series takes viewers deep into the Mississippi River Delta and the northern Gulf of Mexico to experience one of the few remaining wild frontiers in America. LPB producers and photographers follow an elite group of scientists, conservationists and law enforcement agents fighting to protect this immense natural resource, capture unique insights from the front line and gain unprecedented access to animals in the wild.
Situated at the mouth of the Mississippi River, North America’s largest river basin, and the Gulf of Mexico coastal zone, this region is one of the most geographically and biologically diverse places on the planet. The Gulf of Mexico is home to more than 18,000 different species of life. Approximately forty percent of America’s wetlands are located in Louisiana, supporting the largest commercial fishery in the lower 48 states.
Dramatic changes in the region including devastating coastal erosion, natural and manmade disasters and man’s own abuse have led to habitat destruction and threaten wildlife here. Ensuring the future of this region and the life that depends on this habitat is a monumental task. Alive! In America’s Delta gives viewers a thrilling look at the painstaking efforts to protect and manage iconic species such as the whooping crane, the American alligator, the Louisiana black bear, the Gulf sturgeon, the Kemp’s Ridley turtle and the bottlenose dolphin.
Trekking along with Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents, or “delta guardians,” viewers will see first-hand how technology is used to protect wildlife and the sportsmen and women who hunt and fish responsibly. Finally, the series takes a closer look at the science and technology behind habitat conservation and wildlife management, preserving this Delta and its wild inhabitants for generations of Americans.
Join Louisiana Public Broadcasting on this private tour of these remarkable places. Meet the dedicated men and women working to protect and preserve this region and the marine and wildlife that depend on it.
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