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Friday, September 06, 2013 - 5.57 GMT
BBC promote wildlife tourism of Sri Lanka


The BBC Natural History Unit (NHU), the department of the BBC which produces television, radio and online with a natural history or wildlife theme is currently in Sri Lanka to film the country's national parks and archaeological sites for one of its highly regarded nature documentaries, 'Monsoon'.

Best known for its productions such as 'The Blue Planet' and 'Planet Earth', each year the NHU produces around 100 hours of television and 50 hours of radio programs, making it the single largest wildlife documentary production house in the world.

In a bid to cover the historic archaeological connection of the country's wildlife heritage, the NHU is currently covering sites such as Kalawewa, Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa along with the Minneriya and Wilpattu National Parks.

According to the BBC, the tour, in essence will bring an estimated 50,000 viewers along with them to see Sri Lankan wildlife's challenges, and solutions in surviving the drought. The crew also intends on filming the Yala National Park once it reopens to visitors by the end of the month.






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