David Attenborough Starts Crowdfunding Campaign for Gorillas

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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

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.

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Alec Baldwin to Replace David Attenborough for ‘Frozen Planet’

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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

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

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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. Arts/Culture Entertainment Film/TV News Top News david attenborough

David Attenborough Calls Humans a ‘Plague on Earth’

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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

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

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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 [.].

‘Frozen Planet’ Premieres with Rave Reviews

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

Ewan McGregor to Narrate New Series ‘Wild Scotland’

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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.

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.

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

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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 [.].

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.

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.

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

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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.

Marmoset Mimicry, Teaching Fish to Walk, and Beetles Invasion

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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).

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

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However, I will name one: Sir David Attenborough.

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Python Caves and the Very Dangerous Bats

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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.

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.

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

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Past winners of this award have included Sir David Attenborough CBE and Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Wangari Mathaai.

Birding’s changing fortunes

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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.

Remembering Alfred Russel Wallace

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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.

Life - BBC documentary

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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”.

BRITISH ADVENTURERS JOIN BIGGEST EVER FIELD IN CHILE ECO-RACE

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Birding Borneo with Non Birders

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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.

Environmental documentary: Planet Earth (online watching)

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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".

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.

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.

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.

Climate Change: Britain Under Threat

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Just watched the BBC's excellent programme on climate change, fronted by the much-trusted Sir David Attenborough with able support from Kate Humble and Matt Allwright. I hope he was watching Sir David tonight. The programme featured the results of the Beeb's distributed computing experiment to predict climate change effects which used 56 000 viewers' PCs to model the future until 2080.