Choking oceans fuel calls to ban plastic
Time to ban plastic? A report released yesterday claims the amount of plastic pollution in the ocean could treble by 2025. Animals and humans alike are set to suffer the consequences.
Life and death central to new wildlife series
The Hunt, which looks at the relationship between predators and prey in the natural world, began on BBC One last night. Should humans embrace our own killer instincts or rise above them?
Nuclear blast zone is new wildlife ‘paradise’
Twenty-nine years ago humans were forced to evacuate the area surrounding Chernobyl after a devastating nuclear meltdown. Now, it is teeming with wildlife. Why?
Fresh concerns for the fate of Kenya’s wildlife
Conservationists warn that the country’s animals will ‘disappear like dinosaurs’ as roads and railways spring up and companies hunt for oil. Is conservation more important than development?
European bison return to forests of Romania
The giant European bison was almost driven to extinction a century ago, but 37 have just been set loose in Romania. Europe’s wildlife is making a huge comeback. Could there be dangers?
Storms gather as Charles visits drowned Somerset
Two months of flooding have turned tracts of Somerset into a vast lake. Locals are angry and in despair. Should we return these borrowed lands back to nature?
Act now to save declining species, experts beg
A wide-ranging study of British wildlife has revealed the hopes and fears of conservationists for the most endangered species in the UK. Does modern life prevent us valuing nature?
Hue and cry after London fox drags baby from cot
London Mayor Boris Johnson has called for the urban fox to be treated as ‘a pest and a menace’ after a five-week-old baby was attacked. Should wildlife be welcome on our city streets?
TV’s naturalist hero in call for fewer babies
David Attenborough has spent 60 years making ground-breaking wildlife programmes, changing attitudes to the natural world. Now he wants us to have smaller families.
Panicked penguins photo snaps up top award
The winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award travelled hundreds of miles and endured freezing conditions to get his shot. Impressive – but is it art?