15 Must-Watch Documentaries For The Tree-Hugger In You

I’ve always had a strong passion for not only animals and wildlife, but saving our planet as well.

And so I’ve taken the opportunity to watch some really informative and really cool documentaries or Ted Talks on environmental sustainability, resource management, and wildlife conservation. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite and most impactful ones, that will keep you attentive and intrigued throughout them the whole time. And I have tried to create an abundance of categories from natural resources to specific wildlife to big ideas for the future to keep you well-rounded on all the different factors our home planet is having to face. Plus, some of these are even on Netflix!

And for the tree-huggers out there: keep being you. 

1. Dam Nation

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2. Uranium Drive-In

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3. Encounters at the End of the World

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4. Chasing Ice

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5. The End of the Line

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6. Home

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7. Mission Blue

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8. Call of Life

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9. An Inconvenient Truth

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10. Gasland

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11. The Ivory Game

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12. Blackfish

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13. Food Inc.

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TED Talks:

1. James Borrell: Is there hope for conservation?

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2. Stanley Temple: De-extinction

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As always, take everything with a grain of salt: even documentaries can be biased. Although I thoroughly enjoy many of these, there are some topics or concepts that might not be 100% supported, encouraged, or trustworthy.

And don’t forget there are so many more top-rated documentaries to see on wildlife and environmental conservation out there: Cowspiracy, Virunga, The Cove, Earthlings, Last Day of Ivory, Living With Wolves, March of the Penguins, If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, The Story of the Weeping Camel, Winged Migration, and Darwin’s Nightmare just to name a few.

I hope you enjoyed this list and if you have any more to add, please send me their information–I would love to watch!


2 thoughts on “15 Must-Watch Documentaries For The Tree-Hugger In You

  1. First….I am OBSESSED with documentaries….so I literally cannot put into words how happy this list makes me!!! Second…Black Fish completely broke my heart, as a matter of fact I think I am still traumatized by it. What us humans to do these wild animals is atrocious.

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