Lost to the UK since Roman times, according to Ben Macdonald – the enormous Dalmatian pelican might once again be spotted.
Wildlife and the Oceans
Fancy “….a fishy on a little dishy, when the boat comes in”? But, if the boats aren’t going out, there won’t be any fish!
Catch our Local Fish for Dinner podcast produced by Planet Pod for The Blue Marine Foundation and hear how they are supporting sustainable fishing to ensure the fish caught in native waters are getting to customers while Covid 19 has shut down the routes to market, keeping the fishing industry afloat.
And if that’s not enough puns, maybe Chef Mark Hix will reel you in as he shares his Tshirt (and some recipes for unusual fish) with us as well.
Author and walker Peter Fiennes joins Alastair Driver from Rewilding Britain and Amanda to discuss how landscape shapes imagination and how rewilding today is about man and wildlife living in harmony together, not about resetting the baseline or turning the clock back.
Take a break from staring at your own four walls and join our guests to look for beasties, bees and birds right on your doorstep ( or through your window). The Urban Birder, David Lindo, tells us which birds we can see in the city sky – wherever you are. Tony Whitbread and Gill Perkins share their insights into insects, trees, plants and bees.
Planet Pod talks Brexit, fish and the environment with the two Toms – Dr Tom Appleby and Dr Tom West. We explore what leaving the EU, its regulations and the jurisdiction of the European Courts might mean for the environment in the UK. Will we be like fish out water? Will we have to swim against the tide? Will it open up a can of worms? Or will it get us off the hook and help us find whole new ways to get to Net Zero? Listen in to what our experts have to say…..
Sacha Dench has soared with swans and now plans to fly with ospreys. In this episode in our ‘Environmental Changemakers” series, Amanda finds out what has inspired Sacha to strap herself to her paramotor and take on the challenge of a 7000km expedition accompanying the osprey on its 2020 autumn migration across Europe and Africa.
PP talks to BAFTA-winning naturalist, explorer, adventurer, conservationist, campaigner, writer and broadcaster Steve Backshall. We ask what has inspired him to want to protect the world’s ecosystems and species. How can we shift the political dial and encourage countries to think beyond GDP and start measuring success by the quality of life for future generations. We explore the role of activism in all this and the importance of action based on evidence.
Get down and dirty with Planet Pod.
We talk about waste – methane, landfill and water. How wasteful is the UK? Where does your recycling go? How much is recycled? What is residual waste? Can you avoid making waste in the first place? Can waste have value?
In this third episode of our series about getting to Net Zero, Professors Chris Cheeseman and Nick Voulvoulis of The Grantham Institute spill the beans about what happening in the UK’s bins.
Emissions gaps, carbon budgets, net zero, global heating, 1.5 or 2 degC – we pick big brains at The Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College to get the latest update on the climate emergency and unravel the language, science and policy of climate change.