It was thick rainforest, humming with life, but to reach it we had to walk through what I can only describe as an open wound.
Nina joined an expedition camping in Bornean Rainforest and writes about the privilege of spending a night in the canopy.
I’m going to climb a tree to 80 metres. That’s pretty high. Higher than the Leaning Tower of Pisa, at 56 metres. Higher than Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, at 51 metres. Just 13 metres short of the Statue of Liberty. But I’m not just going to climb that high, pee my pants and climb …
Searching for salamanders is like playing biology bingo- overturning rocks and wet logs you could find a dangerously bright millipede, a waxy, white grub as big as your thumb or- if you get lucky- a small, endangered salamander.
Anyone who has ever camped in Britain will know- taking down your tent in the rain is tricky. However, taking down your tent when it is suspended from a tree hanging over a swollen river in the rain is… something else.
An interview with Roberto Pedraza Ruiz who has deep roots in the ancient forests of Mexico, about why it is so important to protect this habitat.
If there was ever a perfect case study into how documentaries can engage the public in an environmental campaign, Blue Planet II and oceans plastic awareness is it. (Blackfish is also up there, but let’s not digress) Like a lot of us, I think, I’ve been a well-intentioned but lazy consumer. I started carrying around …
Many species of birds practice monogamy in some form or other. They perform dances, present each other with gifts, often care for their offspring together, and sometimes even mate for life.
As far as habitats go, bogs and swamps do not receive the same amount of attention as tropical rainforests or coral reefs. However, they are just as important for people and wildlife, and as the world has lost more than half of its wetlands in the past century, they face the same risk of extinction.
A night under the hexagonal bubbles of the rainforest biome in the Eden Project.