In the Atlantic Rainforest of Argentina and Brazil, hummingbirds gather around flowers in a spectacular dance.
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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.
Siberia Views: The Nomadic Nenets Reindeer Herders
BBC Earth – Arctic Siberia’s Nomadic Nenets herders have migrated with reindeer for generations. Reindeer were among the last animals domesticated by humans.
According to the Nenets legend, the humans promised the reindeer that they would protect them on their long migration from the mainland to the seashores as long as the reindeer provide humans with all their needs, including milk, fat, meat, bones, horns, and skins. The nomadic reindeer herders reside in the taiga forests of the Russian tundra and northern Mongolia.
Previews: BBC Wildlife Magazine – January 2023
BBC Wildlife Magazine – January 2023 issue:
- Celebrating 60 years of BBC Wildlife with a round-up of 60 favourite wildlife hotspots
- Elephant-friendly farming
- Stunning Siberian jay photos
- One man’s mission to save seagrass in Ibiza
- Gillian Burke on watching seals from a safe distance
- Mike Dilger on the challenge of seeing wild boar this winter
- Mark Carwardine on the future of the Amazon
The BBC At 100: Nature And Sir David Attenborough
David Attenborough recounts some of his timeless moments exploring the natural world with BBC Studios’ dedicated Natural History Unit. From his first major series Zoo Quest in 1954 to the amazing advances in technology that have made shows like The Green Planet possible.
See BBC 100 Year Timeline
Following the closure of numerous amateur stations, the BBC starts its first daily radio service in London. After much argument, news is supplied by an agency, and music drama and “talks” fill the airwaves for only a few hours a day. It isn’t long before radio is heard across the nation. This black and white footage from 1922 is silent.
Previews: BBC Wildlife Magazine – November 2022
BBC Wildlife Magazine – November 2022
- Celebrating 150 years of Yellowstone National Park
- As Remembrance Day approaches, we celebrate the poppy bee
- Walking the Iron Curtain: how this no-go zone has become a wildlife haven
- After being hunted almost to extinction, southern right whales are making a mighty comeback
- Gillian Burke celebrates the hidden brilliance of seeds
- Mike Dilger on the overwintering geese
- Mark Carwardine on the need to be sympathetic to different nations’ conservation priorities
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 & Music: Sir David Attenborough & Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC)
Ivor Novello Award winning and Emmy nominated composer, Ben Salisbury, is best known as one of the countries leading film and TV composers, with recent credits including the feature films ‘Ex Machina’, ‘Free Fire’ (both co-composed with Geoff Barrow) and ‘Beyonce: Life is But a Dream’. He is also a member of the bands ‘Drokk’ (with Geoff Barrow) and ‘Dolman’ (with Scott Hendy).
Ben is particularly well known in the field of Natural History, where he has scored over 50 films – including the last 3 of David Attenborough’s ‘Life Of…’ series. He has also formed a critically acclaimed writing partnership with Porstishead’s Geoff Barrow. The pair have so far released the album DROKK: Music Inspired By Mega City One, described by The Quietus as ‘jaw dropping.. one of the heaviest and most intensely atmospheric records of the year’. The soundtrack album to Ex Machina has been described by Louder Than War as ‘sensational’, and there are further plans to continue a collaboration which, according to screenwriter/director/producer Alex Garland ‘sets an incredibly high bar of creative skill and integrity’. Other recent co-written credits from Ben and Geoff include Ben Wheatly’s Free Fire (executively produced by Martin Scorsese) and Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror: Men Against Fire.
Soundscapes: California’s Giant Redwood Forests
Redwood National and State Parks are a string of protected forests, beaches and grasslands along Northern California’s coast. Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park has trails through dense old-growth woods. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is home to Fern Canyon, with its high, plant-covered walls. Roosevelt elk frequent nearby Elk Prairie. Giant redwood clusters include Redwood National Park’s Lady Bird Johnson Grove.
An #OurGreenPlanet co-production with The Listening Planet, in association with The Moondance Foundation.
Preview: ‘Frozen Planet II’ With David Attenborough
Global superstar Camila Cabello and legendary composer Hans Zimmer have teamed up on their new track ‘Take Me Back Home’ for the first look at #FrozenPlanet2. And yes, Sir David Attenborough will be back!
Singer-songwriter Camila Cabello and Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer have joined forces to write a new song for “Frozen Planet II.” The new track will be featured in the debut extended trailer for the highly-anticipated David Attenborough-narrated series.
A sequel to the 2011 series, “Frozen Planet II” is a six-episode journey through Earth’s icy regions including the North and South poles, produced by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit. The collaboration on “Take Me Back Home” marks the first time a new song has been written to support a BBC One natural history show.