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.
A flash of iridescent blue, a burst of spiny wings and the introduction of a fluffy kleptomaniac- excitement has been building for the unveiling of the magical creatures in the next cinematic adventures within the Harry Potter universe: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. World Land Trust has peeked at some of the creatures revealed in the trailer, and tried to find the real animals some of these mystical creations were inspired by.
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.
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.