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Episode 7

Episode 7 of 24

Brett Westwood visits wildlife film festival Wildscreen which aims to promote an appreciation of biodiversity and nature through the power of wildlife imagery on a global scale.

Every two years wildlife film makers from across the world arrive in Bristol to celebrate and promote the art of the wildlife filmmaker at the International Wildscreen Film Festival.

Brett Westwood visits the festival to meet with filmmakers from around the world to discuss their work and motivations, and, back in the studio, talks with Richard Edwards, Chief Executive of Wildscreen, about the role wildlife films play in helping the world's wildlife.

Meanwhile, on a nature reserve in Gloucestershire, a critically-endangered bird has been causing quite a stir. A collaborative conservation breeding programme between the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), Birds Russia, the BTO and the RSPB aims to bring the spoon-billed sandpiper back from the brink of extinction. The conservationist are also tackling the loss of habitat on its breeding grounds and migration flyway.

Also in the programme - News from around the world with our regular news reporter, Kelvin Boot. And we'll update you on the activities of the Open Universities iSpot.

Producer : Sheena Duncan
Presenter : Brett Westwood
Editor : Julian Hector.

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Thu 18 Oct 2012 21:00

BBC Nature news: Rare Spoon-billed Sandpipers

BBC Nature news: Rare Spoon-billed Sandpipers

Critically endangered spoon-billed sandpiper chicks have hatched in the UK for the first time.


Twenty thumbnail-sized eggs were transported from Arctic Russia to a reserve in Gloucestershire.


Read the full article.

Wildscreen Film Festival 2012

Wildscreen Film Festival 2012

Now in its 30th year the Wildscreen Film Festival aims to showcase the best in wildlife and environmental filmmaking from across the globe.


Held biennially in Bristol, the week-long festival plays host to over 550 delegates from 40  countries.


Public screenings of nominee films will be shown in late October 2012. A full programme of the public screenings can be found here.




People of a Feather

Joel Heath's film, People of a Feather, follows the lives of the Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay.


Information on a free public screening of the film in Bristol.


Saving Rhino Phila

Find out more about Saving Rhino Phila and watch the trailer here.


Free public screening in Bristol in October 2012 



  • Tue 16 Oct 2012 11:00
  • Thu 18 Oct 2012 21:00

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