A mile off the coast of Northumberland lies a unique island teeming with seabirds during the breeding season and home to 90% of the UK’s rarest breeding seabird, the roseate terns. Paul Morrison and Hilary Brooker-Carey are lucky enough to work here amid the wildlife spectacle, monitoring the seabirds and protecting them from egg thieves.
With its industrial landscape and port developments, at first glance the Thames estuary is not the most romantic of locations. But alongside the modern infrastructure wildlife thrives in the mudflats, saltmarshes and lagoons that fringe the river. The Thames is already a nature hotspot, but now it’s at risk from proposals to build a new airport for London.
Farmers sometimes get a bad press but their role as ‘custodians of the countryside’ is more important than ever. Four previous winners of ‘The Nature of Farming Awards’ talk about their passion for nature and why wildlife-friendly farming can also make commercial sense.
Jumping in puddles, kicking up leaves, and listening to birds singing from the tops of trees. A group of families share their favourite reasons for getting outside.
The hen harrier is Britain’s most endangered bird of prey, with only 10 pairs breeding successfully in England in 2008. This is due principally to illegal killing, particularly on driven grouse moors. We need your help to save them.
The UK’s Overseas territories contain a diverse range of native and endemic species but these fragile environments are under threat by the introduction of invasive, non-native species. This film looks at ways that visitors and tourists can play their part in protecting such important habitats.
In South Asia, three species of vultures are facing extinction due to a veterinary drug called diclofenac which causes kidney failure and death within a few days. Breeding programmes are underway and a drug called meoloxicam has been found to offer a safe alternative. But is it too late for the small wild population to survive?
A short inspirational film following the early stages of a major restoration project in Sumatra’s Harapan rainforest. The film explores the ecological benefits and shows how this ambitious project is creating tangible results for local communities.
Julian Pettifer looks at some of the causes as to why house sparrow numbers are declining in our cities and offers some ways to improve their survival chances.
Cranes are among Europe’s largest birds and well-loved because of their enthusiastic display dances and bugle-like call. The Great Crane Project has great plans to restore a healthy population of european cranes throughout the UK, so that people can once again experience these beautiful birds. The story so far is captured in this inspiring 2-partshort film.