Latest Nature documentary Stories

2011-08-19 12:30:00

LONDON, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The winner of the IBC2011 International Honour for Excellence is Sir David Attenborough, in recognition of his remarkable career in television and, in particular, natural history. His career spans almost 60 years, with his Atlantic Productions documentary Flying Monsters 3D with Sir David Attenborough one of the most acclaimed programmes commissioned by Sky 3D. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110421/NY87427LOGO) The International Honour...

2010-04-30 06:34:56

Animals' right to privacy is being denied by makers of television wildlife documentaries according to new research. Dr Brett Mills from the University of East Anglia argues that while wildlife programs can play a vital role in engaging citizens in environmental debates, in order to 'do good' they must inevitably deny many species the right to privacy. Published in the current issue of Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Dr Mills' study 'Television wildlife documentaries and...

2009-04-13 10:20:00

A group seeking to cut the growth in human population has received an official endorsement from legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, BBC News reported. Attenborough said he joined the group, called the Optimum Population Trust, because growth in human numbers was "frightening". The broadcaster, who has been the host of numerous British natural history programs, has long been vocal about the need to reduce the number of people on Earth to protect wildlife. The Trust said it was...

2008-07-05 18:00:15

By CLEM LEWIS Colour brought a new dimension to wildlife programmes on television. But even in black and white Peter Scott's series of Look, and Armand and Michaela Denis trips On Safari had awakened millions more people to the fascination, the mystery, the humour and beauty of natural history. In the 25 years since the BBC Natural History Unit was set up, a line of distinguished naturalists, cameramen and presenters has made and immeasurable contribution to the protection and...

2005-11-10 08:20:57

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If there is one person who has a lot to brag about this Oscar season, it is a Frenchman who is more at home in Antarctica than Hollywood. But don't tell him that. Luc Jacquet, director of hit nature documentary "March of the Penguins," is considered a shoo-in for an Oscar nomination, but for now he is just trying to make sense of the dizzying Hollywood awards season -- glitz, glamour and celebrity galas. "It's really hard to understand....

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