The Green Squad
In this adventure show, three siblings enlist the aid of a global blogging network to save the planet's natural treasures. From the deepest jungles of Borneo to the remote cliffs of the Grand Canyon, the Green Squad lives an action-packed life protecting endangered species. In this adventure show, three siblings enlist the aid of a global blogging network to save the planet's natural treasures. From the deepest jungles of Borneo to the remote cliffs of the Grand Canyon, the Green Squad lives an action-packed life protecting endangered species.
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Oil in Alaska
January 24, 2013
Mr. and Mrs. Henry have come to Alaska to film the migration of caribous. Claire, Julian, Thomas, and Wifi go off with George, a local Inuit, to discover the wonders of Teshekpuk Lake. This place of refuge for one million migratory birds is suddenly disturbed by the crash of a small plane out of which merges an unbearable man. He is the manager of the nearby oil drilling station. Despite everything, George and the Green Squad try to help him get back to his base. But when they discover that the man's intentions threaten the region's entire ecosystem, with the help of one of their blog friends, they arrange it so that the UN declares the area off-limits by classifying it as a World Heritage Site.
The Flight of the Pelicans
January 17, 2013
A Pakistani scientist named Askar has the wild idea to reopen the migration route for great pelicans between Pakistan and the Aral Sea. The Green Squad will follow the birds on this journey of over 2,000 kilometers through magnificent landscapes... and numerous obstacles and dangers, which they overcome thanks to their perseverance and their friends from their blog.
January 11, 2013
The Last of the Sirens
January 10, 2013
Claire, Thomas, Julian, and Wifi are in the Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique. During an excursion into the great sea grass beds, Thomas thinks he sees a siren under the water. His brother and sister tease him about it a little, but Uncle Mark takes him seriously and explains that he must have seen a dugong: a plant-eating species of sea mammal thought to be behind the legends about sirens. Weakened by ocean pollution, decimated by overfishing, and defenseless against the terrible tiger shark, its natural predator, the dugong has a lot of surprises in store for the Green Squad, who are very excited at the thought of meeting the last of the sirens.
Raa Raa Finds a Voice
January 10, 2013
Huffty Loses His Voice
January 9, 2013
A Time To Be Quiet, A Time To Be Loud
January 7, 2013
January 3, 2013
In Madagascar, Claire, Julian, Thomas, and Wifi discover chameleons with the help of their young friend Antonio. Since their habitat is being threatened by deforestation, Antonio tries to save them by capturing them and giving them to a European in town. But he turns out to be an unscrupulous trafficker in exotic animals. The Green Squad comes up with a plan to show the police that the trafficker is guilty. Then, with the help of a regular reader of the blog, they find a protected area of the forest and reintroduce the captive chameleons into their natural habitat.
Stopover in Borneo
December 27, 2012
The Henrys land in Borneo to film a documentary on the deforestation of the primeval forest. But as soon as they get there, they see how horrible things are, and an orangutan is injured before their very eyes. The Green Squad takes it into their care. How do they save the orangutans from being hunted out of their natural habitat? They learn of the existence of a refuge run by one Madame Tika, and they decide to go there and leave the injured orangutan in her care. Sadly, Madame Tika can't take him in because of a lack of financing, and she is forced to abandon her refuge, which will very soon be bulldozed away by the planters on the island...
King of the Circus
December 20, 2012
This time, the Green Squad are in their home village in France, where the circus has just started setting itself up. They become friends with Gianni and Zitta, two children their age who are already accomplished acrobats and jugglers. They also make the acquaintance of Jupiter, the star of the circus, a lion who they think looks depressed. Thanks to their blog and to Julia, a friend of their parents, Claire, Thomas, and Julian manage to convince Mario, the circus master and father of Gianni of Zitta, to set the king of the beasts free and create a traveling circus school!
Revenge of the Flying Foxes
December 13, 2012
Leo and Léa, two forest rangers, hate how powerless they feel against the poachers and wish the young people of Madagascar would be more sensitive to environmental and nature conservation issues... The Green Squad help them in their teaching mission by visiting a school in the mountains and in their policing mission by tracking down two poachers. They even manage to convince one of them, a young, desperate mountain-dweller, to change sides and join the forest rangers who protect the flying foxes.
December 6, 2012
The Henry family is in Thailand making a documentary about seahorses. While there, Claire, Thomas, Julian, and Wifi meet Kasemchai, who is helping his father out at the market. How surprised the Green Squad are to find out that they bought dried seahorses! Kasemchai and his father seem uncomfortable. Everyone sells them here because the tourists love them... The Green Squad come to realize that to save the seahorses, they first have to change the habits of the tourists. With the help of Nasha Peterson, the world-renowned singer who has come to Phuket to give a few concerts, the Green Squad manages to turn public opinion in favor of the funny little fish!
The Great Green Wall
November 29, 2012
The Green Squad come to Mauritania and discover the Great Green Wall, a gigantic project designed to halt the advance of the desert across the African continent. After spending a night under the stars with Jibril, their young guide, they come to discover that villagers use the newly planted trees for their domestic needs, thus compromising the project's success. Thanks to their blog and their own determination, Claire, Thomas, Julian, and Wifi manage to convince Jibril and the local population of the usefulness of the solar oven!
November 22, 2012
The Henrys arrive in Cuba for their family vacation. While they're looking for a hotel, they meet Jorge and his daughter Joseffa, and they warmly offer them lodging in their small, deserted inn... During the adults' mealtime conversation, a hummingbird suddenly falls motionless from the air. The Green Squad soon learn that hummingbirds cannot store energy, so they must eat constantly. But the giant hotels being planned by the developer Betonas are putting the species in danger... so Claire, Julian, and Thomas decide to alert the Green Squad network!
The Sengi Forest
November 15, 2012
The Green Squad are with their parents in Kenya, where they are visiting the last coastal forest in Africa. They have to succeed in filming a sengi, a funny little rodent with a nose like a horn that was believed to be extinct. While a hilarious game of hide-and-seek begins between their parents and the animal, the Green Squad, guided by Ranja the ranger, discover the beauties of the forest, which is threatened by merchants of precious woods, and become friends with a family of very poor lumberjacks. With the help of their blog friends, Claire, Thomas, Julian, and Wifi find an amazing way to help this family à meet its needs and stop destroying the forest, which is the only refuge the sengis have left.
Long Live the Butterflies!
October 4, 2012
The Green Squad are in Laos to observe butterflies, including the famous Atlas, one of the largest in the world. They discover sick butterflies and birds with blue spots on them. When they meet a young Laotian who leads them to the fields, Claire realizes that the animals were contaminated by a pesticide used by a farmer whose fields are infested with aphids. The Green Squad post an SOS on their blog to try to find an alternate solution. They get one from their grandma: make some plant pulp. Using this recipe, the Green Squad manage to convince the farmers that the aphids can be eradicated naturally and cheaply. A bet is won that gives cause for hope: long live the butterflies! And long live Grandma Green Squad!
Water for Everyone
September 27, 2012
Uncle Mark has invited the Green Squad on a safari in Kenya. During their excursion, the Green Squad approaches an adorable family of Grévy's zebras. Near the village of Samburu shepherds where they are staying, they watch helplessly as the family of zebras look longingly at the only man-made lake in the region and are driven away by the shepherds. They understand what a valuable resource water is in this region of the world. Unable to resign themselves to letting the zebras die of thirst, the Green Squad launch an appeal on their blog and discover, thanks to an old cowboy from Texas, that it is possible to draw water with a pump using nothing but wind energy. With the help of Uncle Mark and a few villagers, they make a wind pump and double the capacity of the man-made lake. But this new treasure attracts a scrawny lion, who attacks one of the tribe's calves. Fortunately, one of the zebras steps in and the lion runs away. As thanks, the Samburu agree to share their water with the Grévy's zebras from now on. It is a beautiful gesture of sharing and respect.
September 20, 2012
The Green Squad are in the Congo at the invitation of Mr. Oubané, who runs an orphanage for baby bonobos, those amazing chimpanzees whose behavior is so very human. Since they are hunted for their meat and victims of deforestation, bonobos are becoming extinct. Claire, Thomas, Julian, and Wifi discover to their great amazement that baby bonobos are so sensitive that a lack of affection or a prolonged captivity invariably causes them to die. And several baby bonobos are sold to people as household pets, as they discover during a visit to a market in Kinshasa. With the aid of their host's daughter Bernadette, the Green Squad will try to help a baby bonobo regain its freedom from a tourist couple, who are unaware of the danger they are putting their new four-handed companion in.
September 13, 2012
In the Caribbean, the Green Squad are looking into a disturbing drop in the Lesser Antillean iguana population, which is a protected species despite its large numbers. Their research puts them on the trail of curious predator, which they identify with the help of Malisha, a young student - and blogger! - from India, as a mongoose, an animal introduced from Asia by humans. When they get back to the beach where the iguanas live, the Green Squad watch their habitat being pillaged once again by stray dogs. Those poor iguanas just can't catch a break! With their parents and the aid of a game warden, the Green Squad decide to capture all of the iguanas and transport them to a neighboring desert island, where they will finally be able to live in peace!
Caspian Sea Mission
September 11, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Henry are filming a herd of seals lounging on the coast of a small sand island in the middle of the Caspian Sea, when all of a sudden they hear shots ring out! The Green Squad, with the help of Vladimir, a sea mammal specialist, do everything in their power to protect a lost baby seal from some dangerous poachers...
The Orang Rimbas' Treasure
September 6, 2012
The Green Squad are on the island of Sumatra to visit the shaman Betaring and his family form the Rimba tribe. When they get there, our friends notice that the natives are protesting vigorously against the construction of a road that threatens to destroy the forest and make their survival in the primeval forest in perfect harmony with nature more difficult. After they report on this problem on their blog, the Green Squad realize that there is only one way to stop the road work: find some Rafflesia, a giant, very rare flower, on the natives' land. They'll have an unexpected ally on this adventure: Jess, the son of the man overseeing the construction of the road...
The Pangolin Smugglers
September 6, 2012
In the jungles of Indonesia, on the island of Sumatra, the Henry family is filming pangolins, a harmless, lovable species. While they are observing a female pangolin and her baby, they are surprised by two poachers, who force them to hand over the mother pangolin. But the Green Squad give them the slip and escape with the baby. Claire, Thomas, Julian, and Wifi investigate and discover that pangolins are a species threatened with extinction because they are trafficked so heavily. Thanks to Noah, a 16-year-old reader of their blog, they're back on the trail of the traffickers, and they sneak onto the private property of the rich businessman that leads their network. The Green Squad are taken prisoner and will have to think of a few tricks to escape and reunite the mother pangolin with her baby.