Now Joining the Twitterverse: David Attenborough

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If you are a fan of British broadcaster, naturalist, and “national treasure” David Attenborough, you won’t want to miss this. Birding News BBC David Attenborough He’s signed on to produce a “Tweet of the Day” for the BBC. The broadcast, to air at 5:58 a.m. just in time for the dawn chorus!), will feature songs, information about life and behavior, and interesting historical context for a different bird each weekday.

David Attenborough Starts Crowdfunding Campaign for Gorillas


Sir David Attenborough launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $160,000 to protect African mountain gorillas from poaching and habitat loss. Read More The post David Attenborough Starts Crowdfunding Campaign for Gorillas appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News david attenborough


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David Attenborough’s PBS climate special features Greta, not Gore

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Sir David Attenborough, Credit: BBC/Polly Alderton. The one-hour special, hosted by natural historian Sir David Attenborough, premieres Wednesday, April 22, 2020 on PBS in the United States.

Sir David Attenborough Shares a Moment with a Blind Baby Rhino (Video)


During the concluding episode of the BBC’s “Africa” documentary special (which also gave us the hysterical “OMG Squirrel” moment) Sir David Attenborough shared an intimate moment with a blind baby rhinoceros. Read More The post Sir David Attenborough Shares a Moment with a Blind Baby Rhino (Video) appeared first on Ecorazzi. Entertainment Film/TV News Top News david attenborough

David Attenborough Plans to Explore The Great Barrier Reef in New 3-D Documentary


Thanks to world-renowned naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough, film-goers will soon get up-close and personal with The Great Barrier Reef like we’ve never seen before. According to Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Read More The post David Attenborough Plans to Explore The Great Barrier Reef in New 3-D Documentary appeared first on Ecorazzi. Arts/Culture Entertainment Film/TV News Top News david attenborough

David Attenborough Calls Humans a ‘Plague on Earth’


While David Attenborough has never been shy about expressing his views on population control (he became a patron of the Optimum Population Trust in 2009), in a new interview with Radio Times, Read More The post David Attenborough Calls Humans a ‘Plague on Earth’ appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Alec Baldwin to Replace David Attenborough for ‘Frozen Planet’


Even with “Frozen Planet” being Sir David Attenborough’s last big-feature narration, Discovery still feels compelled to replace the venerable naturalist with the voice of an American celebrity. Entertainment Film/TV alec baldwin david attenborough

Sir David Attenborough Finds Comfort from Grief In Nature


This was true for the voice of countless nature programs including ‘Planet Earth’ David Attenborough when he started receiving letters from the public telling him that watching his shows on nature helped them cope with grief. Attenborough, now 85 years [.]. Causes Entertainment Environment Film/TV david attenboroughSometimes it takes a stranger to point out something that you realize you already knew.

This is the Closest We’ll Get to a David Attenborough Nature Musical


Entertainment Film/TV Internet News Top News david attenboroughHonestly, I want him to belt this thing. Read More.

Watch The Stunning Trailer For David Attenborough’s LAST Film ‘Frozen Planet’


Entertainment Film/TV david attenborough oprahBilled as a sequel to the gorgeous and groundbreaking 2006 nature doc “Planet Earth” (Win the special edition here), “Frozen Planet” is coming to BBC shortly and the Discovery Channel this spring. As you would expect, it looks absolutely amazing – and will take viewers on a seven-part, mind-blowing tour of life in the Arctic and [.].

David Attenborough asks corporations to protect wilderness from overpopulation

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Regular readers of Climate & Capitalism know that David Attenborough, in addition to making nature films, is a patron of Optimum Population Trust, a British outfit that, using the name Population Matters , promotes birth control for poor people and immigration restrictions to keep those same people out of Britain. We haven’t previously mentioned that Sir David is also a patron of World Land Trust.

‘Frozen Planet’ Premieres with Rave Reviews


Entertainment Film/TV News Top News alec baldwin david attenboroughThe BBC/Discovery television documentary illustrates beauty of the north and south poles. Read More.

Update: Discovery to Air Debated ‘Frozen Planet’ Climate Change Episode


Entertainment Film/TV alec baldwin david attenboroughPreviously, the Discovery Channel was to air BBC’s Frozen Planet series minus the seventh and final episode about climate change. BBC’s decision to sell the … Read More.

Win It! BBC’s Planet Earth Special Edition and Limited Collector’s Edition


Entertainment Film/TV david attenboroughThe most expensive nature documented series ever produced by the BBC, “Planet Earth” will always have a fond place in my memory as the first television event that blew my mind in high-definition. I’ve said it many times before, but in my opinion, this series is the reason why HDTV finally started making inroads in [.].

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Ewan McGregor to Narrate New Series ‘Wild Scotland’


Entertainment Film/TV News Top News david attenborough ewan mcgregorScotland’s own Ewan McGregor has announced that he will narrate a new nature series focused on the natural beauty of the country. Titled “Wild Scotland,” McGregor will narrate a four-part Read More The post Ewan McGregor to Narrate New Series ‘Wild Scotland’ appeared first on Ecorazzi.

BBC Drops Climate Change Episode to Sell ‘Frozen Planet’ Show in the U.S., Other Countries


Animals Causes Entertainment Environment Film/TV david attenboroughBBC One’s Frozen Planet is the newest high-budget series depicting amazing wildlife and nature, as you can see from some of the images featured. The show which BBC says “brings to the screen the frozen wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctic as you have never seen them before,” will not be airing in its entirety [.].

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Frozen Starfish, Narwhals and Fighting Elephant Seals

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David Attenborough narrates stunning footage of wildlife, frozen landscapes and cultures of the Arctic and Antarctic to give us a glimpse into “a world beyond imagination.” Click here to view the embedded video. In the new Frozen Planet series from BBC One , explorers and scientists take you on a polar expedition like never before.

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Iconic island pays for our cans of tuna and flip flops

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It would make David Attenborough cry. . ” Aldabra is an iconic site, described by David Attenborough as one of the world’s last remaining natural treasures. Your tuna is contributing to more than 80% of the plastic waste clogging up the Seychelles Islands.

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Georgian Raptor Protector Up for “Green Oscar”

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In the end, no matter who goes home with the award (and gets to shake Sir David Attenborough’s hand), wildlife wins big. Sparrowhawk photo by Freek Verdonckt, Batumi Raptor Count. The Whitley Awards , bestowed by the UK-based Whitley Fund for Nature, have been dubbed the “Green Oscars” for their role in recognizing and supporting grassoots-based conservationists in developing countries.

Tales of Remarkable Birds by Dominic Couzens

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A bit of background knowledge about basic evolutionary principles is presupposed on the part of the reader, but nothing that the average watcher of David Attenborough and Nature would not be aware of. Dominic Couzens is a prolific writer who has published tens of books on birds and birding in addition to his magazine work, but Tales of Remarkable Birds is the first of his titles that I have read.

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A Kokako called Duncan

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David Attenborough compared them to squirrels in his section on them in the Life of Birds. New Zealand can generate some interesting yard birds. We may not have huge numbers of species, but we can find some real specialties. I’ve managed a number of globally endangered or vulnerable species in my own backyard, from Saddlebacks and Stitchbirds to the irrepressible Kaka (which I’m listening to right now).

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US Viewers Not Allowed to See Final Episode in "Frozen Planet". Too Scary ! May Cause Panic !


All seven episodes of the multi-million pound nature series, written and presented by Sir David Attenborough, will be screened in the UK. The last episode of the BBC's "Frozen Planet" documentary series which focuses on climate change has been canceled in the US and other countries. This has aroused fierce criticism. The final show 'On Thin Ice', has been shelved by several foreign TV channels, including the Discovery channel in the US.

Jankowski’s Bunting

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There is a campaign, set up by Birdlife International and backed by Sir David Attenborough, which accepts donations to fund conservation work aimed at preserving the bunting. Let’s start with a confession. I had never heard of Jankowski’s Bunting before last week. But once out in the open spaces of Miyun Reservoir, it occupied my every thought. Backtrack a couple of days and I was heading out to Beijing.

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Getting the Bill – Taste, Touch and Smell in Birds

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A Little-spotted Kiwi by David Shackleford And then there are the vultures. I remember watching a David Attenborough episode once where he tested the theory that new world vultures could locate carcasses by smell alone. One of the defining characteristics of birds, besides the obvious features of wings and feathers, is their bills. And they come in a wonderful smorgasbord of different shapes and sizes.

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Remembering Alfred Russel Wallace

Nature Conservancy - Science

Celebrations of his work are planned in dozens of cities including Boston , London and New York where David Quammen will sum up Wallace’s magnificent quest and Sir David Attenborough will speak on Wallace and the birds of paradise. Alfred Russel Wallace c. Photo by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, now in the public domain. By Craig Leisher, senior social scientist. Today marks the 100 th anniversary of Alfred Russel Wallace’s passing.

Marmoset Mimicry, Teaching Fish to Walk, and Beetles Invasion

Nature Conservancy - Science

Median strips and vacant lots : David Attenborough calls for using every available novel ecosystem to protect biodiversity and wildlife. A common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus). Photo by Flickr user Marcio Ramalho through a Creative Commons license. By Marty Downs, Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team.

US media censor out BBC TV “Frozen Planet” series climate change episode

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It has been reported by the UK New Statesman that the US will not air the “On Thin Ice” seventh episode of David Attenborough’s “Frozen Planet” BBC TV series about wildlife in the Arctic and Antarctica. The censored out final “On Thin Ice” seventh episode deals with the impact of man-made climate change, a matter controversial to a substantial body of anti-science, climate change denialist Americans.

Python Caves and the Very Dangerous Bats

10,000 Birds

I had planned to do another story today, but my laptop, sick of endless David Attenborough DVDs, Skyrim and searches of birding in South Africa made a break for it and took a swan dive off my bed. The resulting damage to the screen means that I am exiled back to my very ancient desktop. And my lack of backups (yes, yes, I know) mean that for the moment my recent photos are trapped, at least until I get off my bum and get the damn thing fixed.

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Biodiversity – Definition, Importance and Major Threats


The renowned naturalist David Attenborough predicts that we could save the coral reefs and mangrove and the life they sustain as important nurseries if we only protected one-third of our coastlines. Nature’s balance is dependent upon diversity of life – biodiversity.

Birding’s changing fortunes

10,000 Birds

As I said this one was not full grown, although definitely male, and his song was much simpler than the one David Attenborough (may he recover quickly) encountered, but there was definitely some variety and at least one honeyeater alarm call. In Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Novels luck is the goddess that only the foolhardy worship, or even mention by name. Call her the Lady. She can give, or take away, on a whim. And birders know a lot about luck.

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Veraguan Mango – Panama's ex-endemic

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I’m a big fan of your work and I find that you’re striking a good balance between content and form, despite the fact that you’re clearly donning a different style from, say, David Attenborough.

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Well Dressed: Livia Firth’s Eco Age and the Observer Honor Stylish, Sustainable Fashion

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Past winners have included Al Gore and naturalist David Attenborough, who was presented with his award by Livia Firth’s husband, actor Colin. Sustainable style guru and Eco-Chick Heroine for the Planet Livia Firth will have a hand in choosing the Observer Ethical Awards ‘ first sustainable fashion champion for 2013!

Purple Martins: The Bird That Relies on Human-Built Nests

Nature Conservancy - Science

David Attenborough profiled such behavior in the The Life of Birds documentary series. Purple martins are a bird of the people. Throughout most of their range, martins are completely dependent on human-created nesting structures. Even beyond the nesting season, purple martins commonly establish roost sites in and around human-created structures. It’s not clear when martins made the switch from natural nesting cavities to human-constructed purple martin houses.

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HRH The Prince of Wales receives international recognition for his unrelenting commitment to promote sustainability

Green (Living) Review

Past winners of this award have included Sir David Attenborough CBE and Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Wangari Mathaai. LONDON, November 2012: HRH The Prince of Wales was recognized as this year’s acclaimed Lifetime Achievement Winner at the 7th International Green Awards gala ceremony held at the iconic Battersea Power Station, London.

Are Japanese whalers the only “criminals”?

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Naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough says there is “hard scientific evidence that there is no humane way to kill a whale at sea” A whale’s life is difficult enough without having to evade hunters. Whale conservationists are trying to disrupt “criminal” Japanese whaling operations in the Southern Ocean.

Life - BBC documentary

The Green Changemakers

The original script, used in the British and Canadian versions of the series, was written and narrated by David Attenborough. [link] Life is a nature documentary series made for BBC television, first broadcast on BBC One and BBC HD from October to December 2009. The series takes a global view of the specialized strategies and extreme behavior that living things have evolved in order to survive; what Charles Darwin termed “the struggle for existence”.

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Green (Living) Review

Competitors in the Patagonian Expedition Race will compete non-stop over 360 miles through a region highlighted by Frozen Planet’s Sir David Attenborough as ‘one of the world’s great wildernesses’ – but the kayak, bike and foot race is so challenging fewer than half the teams are likely to make the finish.

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Top 10 Green Blog articles from 2011

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In our fourth most-read article, + Gideon Polya reported that the US will not air the “On Thin Ice” episode of David Attenborough’s “Frozen Planet” BBC TV series about wildlife in the Arctic and Antarctica. In this post David Carson discussed how George Monbiot, Britain’s leading environmental journalists, changed his stance on nuclear energy. Here's the top 10 articles on Green Blog from 2011.

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Discovery’s “Life” A Glorious Follow-Up to “Planet Earth”, but Party Smacks of Hypocricy

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Narrated beautifully by Oprah Winfrey (David Attenborough narrates the BBC/UK version), I was lost in wonder for the length of the screening, which began with a cheetah hunting an ostrich, and ended with a dolphin’s narrow escape from an Orca. Discovery and the BBC’s new series, “Life&# is knock-your-socks off fantastic.

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Environmental documentary: Planet Earth (online watching)

The Green Changemakers

Planet Earth - BBC TV series Wikipedia: Planet Earth is an Emmy Award and Peabody Award -winning BBC nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough and produced by Alastair Fothergill. It was first broadcast in the UK from 5 March 2006. The American version is narrated by Sigourney Weaver. The series was co-produced with Discovery Channel and the NHK in association with the CBC , and was described by its makers as "the definitive look at the diversity of our planet".

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Margaret Atwood's Wise Words About Debt & Altruism… “A Portrait of.

The Alien Next Door

However, I will name one: Sir David Attenborough. The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Margaret Atwood’s Wise Words About Debt & Altruism… “A Portrait of the Artist as a Real Hero” My wise friend, Margaret, recently passed me the current copy of Zoomers , a new magazine devoted to those of us fortunate enough to have attained the age of 45+, and she pointed out another Margaret’s article in it—Margaret Atwood, that is.

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The return of the population bombers

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And the famous British naturalist Sir David Attenborough’s tells us that “All environmental problems become harder, and ultimately impossible, to solve with ever more people.”. Attenborough is a patron of Optimum Population Trust, also known as Population Matters, an influential British group that uses environmental arguments to lobby for stopping immigration.

Birding Borneo with Non Birders

10,000 Birds

While Borneo is certainly sought out by birders, its tourism sector is broader than just that and thus can cater to and entertain people who may enjoy David Attenborough but don’t care about the difference between a White-rumped and White-crowned Shama, or to put it another way, keep my family happy.

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