BBC Studios Natural History Unit has announced a new children’s commission for CBBC and BBC iPlayer distributed by Fremantle which will be made by young environmentalists and filmmakers battling to protect the planet.

Planet Defenders is a 6×24 mins self-authored, self-shot documentary series featuring six passionate and inspiring individuals.

The series will see filmmakers explore wildlife habitats across the UK, India, Nepal and Kenya, introducing viewers to Scottish wildcats, sharks, bottlenose dolphins, Asian elephants, red pandas, penguins, and much more.

Jo Shinner, Executive Producer of the BBC Studios Natural History Unit, said: “Planet Defenders is about young filmmakers from around the world highlighting the issues that matter to them in their own countries and engaging young audiences to join the fight to save our home and all creatures in it.”

Planet Defenders (w/t) is produced by the BBC Studios Natural History Unit and distributed by Freemantle. Jo Shinner is the Executive Producer, Victoria Bobin is the Series Producer, and Sylvia Mukasa is the Production Manager.

Jon Creamer