BBC Scotland (May 6, 2023) – Which source provides the most trustworthy tips on Glasgow’s attractions – artificial intelligence or the humans who live there? Craig Ferguson puts both options to the test.
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BBC Wilderness Views: The Wetlands Of Argentina
BBC Earth – It is one of the largest freshwater reservoirs on the South American continent. It is the largest protected area in Argentina, with 1.3 million hectares of pristine wilderness. Also referred to as Esteros del Iberá, the Iberá Wetlands stays true to its name with a spectacular offering of streams, marshes, lagoons and swamps that cover approximately 14 % of the Corrientes Province.
The wetlands are home to a staggering 4,000 plant and animal species, which make up 30 % of Argentina’s biodiversity. The indigenous communities of the wetlands inhabited the area as early as in the 9th century.
Madagascar Views: The Labord’s Chameleon (BBC)
Discover how a Labord’s chameleon learns how to hunt for a meal and find a potential mate, all in a short lifespan of just four months.
Labord’s chameleon is a semelparous species of chameleon, a lizard in the family Chamaeleonidae. The species is endemic to Madagascar.
Climate: The Future Of Our Frozen Planet – Sir David Attenborough (BBC)
“We can do it. We must do it.”
Sir David Attenborough. This is life on thin ice.
Frozen Planet II (2022): This six-part series – narrated by Sir David Attenborough – explores the wildlife found in the world’s coldest regions: the Arctic and Antarctic, high mountains, frozen deserts, snowbound forests, and ice-cold oceans. From polar bears to penguins, and from snow monkeys to Siberian tigers, each species must overcome a unique set of challenges to endure its extreme environment.
Wildlife: Snowy Owls & Chicks In Alaska (BBC)
These Alaskan snowy owl chicks need to triple their weight before reaching independence, meaning their parents must hunt 30 lemmings per day for them to eat!
Wildlife: A Pallas’s Cat In The Steppes Of Mongolia
Dinnertime is a gamble for Pallas’s cats, and this one’s hangry. Relative to their body size, they have the shortest legs of any cat, which makes attacking prey in a timely fashion somewhat tricky…
The Pallas’s cat, also known as the manul, is a small wild cat with long and dense light grey fur. Its rounded ears are set low on the sides of the head. Its head-and-body length ranges from 46 to 65 cm with a 21 to 31 cm long bushy tail.
Alaska Wildlife: The Ice Bears Of The Yukon (BBC)
Remote and wild, the Yukon is a river of haunting beauty and dangerous extremes – a place where the ‘call of the wild’ is still strong. In summer, it is a relentless giant, carving its way 2,000 miles across Canada and Alaska. In winter, -50C temperatures transform it into a river of ice.
Home to grizzlies, moose and great runs of salmon, the Yukon lies at the heart of a vast northern wilderness. Bears delay their winter hibernation to fish for a final salmon feast, while the frozen river provides a lifeline for lynx and a race track for intrepid dog sledders. From indigenous hunters to gold-prospectors, musk ox to caribou, the Yukon’s natural riches have long sustained people and animals and continue to do so despite its changing fortunes.
Views: Best Of Sir David Attenborough (BBC)
From saying boo to a sloth to the famous lyrebird encounter – here are 17 minutes of pure David Attenborough.
Views: Green Energy On Scotland’s Isle Of Eigg
The community living on the Scottish Isle of Eigg were the first in the world to set up their own off-grid energy system powered by wind, water and the Sun. The tiny island has shown it’s possible to rely almost entirely on renewables. Since it was launched in 2008, they have received visitors from several other countries wanting to learn more about the project. Community Energy Malawi, who help to set up renewable energy systems across Malawi, used their experience to set up a solar minigrid in Sitolo village, a community that previously relied on fossil fuels and firewood.
Ocean Views: Underwater With A Turtle, Seal & Shark
Dive beneath the waves and experience the ocean through the eyes of a turtle, seal and shark.