The classic image of a green paradise in the middle of the desert sands is by no means the only kind of oasis: all over the world there are small biodiversity hotspots that thrive against all odds under the most extreme conditions. Why do they exist? How do they work? And what does life in the oasis mean for the animals, plants and people who call it home? These are the questions we want to explore in the 6-part series ‘Oasis – Islands of Life’ (WT).

6 x 52 min | 2025