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Saving Species

Series 3

Episode 7

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

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. Show less

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