Why do birds have such bright colours and dramatic mating displays? Take the lilac-breasted roller, a bird with bright purple plumage and electric blue under their wings, who fly high in looping circles before tipping backwards in the sky and stalling their flight, resulting in backward rolls through the air.
These people never lose their accents, and remain convinced that Zimbabwe is the most beautiful place in the world, regardless of the trouble they’ve had living there.
Does this track have a dewclaw, or is that just a bump in the sand? Is that the sound of a car being locked, or the call of the crimson breasted shrike?
By picking up hitch-hikers, drivers forge bonds within a community of mutual trust and create a common good, which will then be passed on by the hitch-hikers in the future, creating a reciprocal cycle of solidarity.
Spontaneity has been one of the best treatments for anxiety I have found so far, as it is difficult to worry about something when you don’t know which direction your feet will be pointing when you wake up, when changing your mind has no consequences.
The ten species with the sharpest observed population declines in the last 25 years, and although some you may never have seen before, others may surprise you. If action to stop these declines isn’t taken soon, we may lose wildlife wonders such as starling murmurations and the haunting cuckoo call.
Nina Seale interviews former Material World host Quentin Cooper, whose background includes both science and journalism, to find out how these problems in communication should best be tackled.
Nina Seale interviews Packham about his views on pandas, the badger cull and his aspirations for conservation.
If we burn the fossil fuels currently listed in the world’s stock exchange, the market is going to have serious losses in the agriculture sector, as well as unpredictable consequences from natural disasters and water insecurity.
A little disclaimer… Every answer he gave made me profoundly jealous of the creatures he has met, the encounters he’s had and the life he’s living.
The idea that we should invest millions of pounds of research funds into bringing back animals we have never seen before when there are so many animals that the majority of us have never seen in the flesh, let alone those that have not yet been discovered, is ludicrous.