The Last Defenders

Episodic Information


Journey into Asia’s forests, mountains and seas to witness how endangered wildlife is poached and plundered. It's a dangerous battleground where environmental defenders risk their lives to ensure nature's survival.

Vietnamese anti-poaching officers Lam and Julong face armed poachers and unpredictable elements to save pangolins and other wildlife from extinction in Cat Tien National Park. In the Himalayan foothills of Uttarakhand, India, Deepa and Kiran lead a group of women fighting against the building of a stone crusher plant near their village by a powerful local mafia. In Malaysia, Edwin and Dr Achier risk violent high seas confrontation with fish bombers to protect the fragile marine ecosystem of the Sugud Islands in Sabah.

What’s the price they pay for being the natural world's last defenders?

Awards and Accolades: 

New York Festivals TV and Films Awards 2023 -

Environment & Ecology (Finalist)

14th Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards (2023) -

Environment, Ecology and Sustainability (Silver)

Documentary – Climate Change & Sustainability (Finalist)


Episodes: 3 x 60 minutes

Languages: English

Production year: 2022