Natural History Museum gardens to be transformed in to a five-acre green space and biodiversity hub in revamp

Plans for a five-acre green space and biodiversity hub in the heart of London, which will see the revamp of the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Gardens, has been given the green light. The redesign of the gardens in London’s South Kensington, which was recently approved by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, will increase and extend the existing habitats of around 3,300 species, while helping … Continue reading Natural History Museum gardens to be transformed in to a five-acre green space and biodiversity hub in revamp

Planetary guardians David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg to discuss climate change at virtual wildlife film festival today

Planetary guardians across the generations – Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg – are to discuss climate change at a virtual wildlife film festival. The Planetary Crisis conversation, which is part of Bristol’s Wildscreen festival, takes place today [20 October 2020] at 19:00BST. The festival organisers say the discussion is a “unique chance to hear two of the most influential figures of our time honestly … Continue reading Planetary guardians David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg to discuss climate change at virtual wildlife film festival today

David Attenborough leads call for world to invest $500 billion a year to protect nature

Wildlife campaigner David Attenborough is calling on the world to invest $500 billion a year to halt the destruction of nature, saying the future of the planet was in “grave jeopardy”. David Attenborough, whose new film A Life on Our Planet documents the dangers posed by climate change and the extinction of species, said: “Our natural world is under greater pressure now than at any … Continue reading David Attenborough leads call for world to invest $500 billion a year to protect nature

Sir David Attenborough and rapper Dave join forces for new BBC wildlife special

Sir David Attenborough and rapper Dave are set to collaborate on a new BBC wildlife special, which combines the transformative powers of nature and music. The nature-music special, Planet Earth: A Celebration, takes viewers on a journey to the wildest places on earth, using eight sequences from the Bafta award-winning Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II. David Attenborough has recorded new voiceover narration for the special, … Continue reading Sir David Attenborough and rapper Dave join forces for new BBC wildlife special

Sir David Attenborough and Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker among famous faces leading lessons in new BBC home schooling initiative

Sir David Attenborough is among a number of famous faces who will help teachers and parents around the UK with homes chooling during the coronavirus pandemic as part of the BBC’s Bitesize Daily Lessons. The veteran broadcaster and conservationist will be looking at geography topics including the oceans and mapping the world. Bitesize Daily, airing on BBC iPlayer and the BBC red button, will run … Continue reading Sir David Attenborough and Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker among famous faces leading lessons in new BBC home schooling initiative

The Earthshot Prize: Prince William announces new challenges to inspire a decade of action to repair the planet

Prince William is backing global climate solutions and “a decade of action to repair the Earth” with the announcement of a global prize to tackle climate issues. The Earthshot Prize, which will be awarded to five people every year over the next decade, is an ambitious set of challenges to inspire a decade of action to repair the planet. It aims to provide at least … Continue reading The Earthshot Prize: Prince William announces new challenges to inspire a decade of action to repair the planet

Sir David Attenborough calls for a Nature Recovery Network in the UK in new film by The Wildlife Trusts

Sir David Attenborough has called for new laws to ensure the UK’s wild places can thrive once more and for a Nature Recovery Network. In a new film by The Wildlife Trusts, Sir David Attenborough said: “A wildlife-rich natural world is vital for our wellbeing and survival. We need wild places to thrive. Yet many of our systems and laws have failed the natural world. … Continue reading Sir David Attenborough calls for a Nature Recovery Network in the UK in new film by The Wildlife Trusts

David Attenborough to narrate Our Planet, a Netflix series four-years in the making

Legendary broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough is to narrate a documentary series for Netflix about “the beauty and fragility of our natural world”. The eight-part series, Our Planet, which is set to be released on 5 April 2019 via the streaming service, will showcase the planet’s most precious species and fragile habitats, revealing sights on Earth captured using the latest in 4k camera technology. The ambitious … Continue reading David Attenborough to narrate Our Planet, a Netflix series four-years in the making