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.
A ground-breaking conservation project began in 2000 to re-establish a wild breeding population of corncrakes back into the English countryside at the RSPB’s Nene Washes nature reserve. This film tells the roller coaster story of the first 10 years.
Ross Watson, the RSPB’s site manager at Abernethy, talks about his varied work at the reserve and gives his personal thoughts about living in such a dramatic environment.
The RSPB’s Richard Thaxton and Clare Wordley talk about the magnificent ospreys that return each year to Loch Garten.
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.