The Sixth Extinction

With Aasif Mandvi

Why this story needs to be told

There’s this interconnectedness between our future and the future of the animals that roam these plains. If they go, we go.

Aasif Mandvi
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Behind the Scenes with Aasif Mandvi

Go behind the scenes of YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY with Aasif Mandvi, as he travels to Africa to learn about how climate change is making the threat of extinction worse.

Behind the Scenes with Aasif Mandvi

Go behind the scenes of YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY with Aasif Mandvi, as he travels to Africa to learn about how climate change is making the threat of extinction worse.

Introduction

Animal species around the world are disappearing at an alarming rate, and climate change is only worsening the trend. Former “Daily Show” correspondent Aasif Mandvi sets off on a quest to understand just how much of a threat climate change poses to endangered species. He travels to Kenya’s wildlife preserves to meet the people on the front lines of conservation efforts, discovering that increased drought and irregular rainfall are compounding poaching and loss of habitat.

U.S. Airdate: November 30, 10/9c

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Photo: Mia Collis

Meet The Characters

Fiesta Warinwa  Kenya Director, African Wildlife Foundation
Joseph Stewart  Conservation Biologist, UC Santa Cruz
Phyllis Lee  Senior Scientist, Amboseli Trust for Elephants
Norah Njeraini  Amboseli Trust for Elephants
Daniel Leturesh  Maasai Elder, Chairman of the Olgululi Group Ranch
Stephen Massai
DOUG MCCAULEY Ecologist, University of Santa Barbara and Mpala Research Center
Dino Martins  Director, Mpala Research Center
Richard Kock Professor of Wildlife Health, Royal Veterinary College
Steffen Zuther  GeoEcologist and Saiga Researcher
E.J. Milner  Professor of Biodiversity, Oxford University