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Blue Whales - When Giants Collide

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Blue whales are increasingly being hit by ships, especially off the coast of California. As whales recover from hunting this is a growing problem. What can be done? Show more

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Insects and Street Lights

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Artificial lighting extends our day and makes us feel safe, but how much of an effect is our need for light in the hours of darkness having on wildlife, particularly insects? Show more

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Wildlife and Drought in East Africa

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

As east Africa gets hotter and drier, livestock are increasingly being grazed inside wildlife reserves. Inevitably this leads to predation by big cats. What does the future hold? Show more

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Orangutans and Drones

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Can we share the planet with orangutans, and how can drones help us? Will drones revolutionise biological field work and help gather vital information about the apes' behaviour? Show more

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Pit Stops and Stopovers

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Migrating birds exemplify the problems of our sharing the planet with wildlife. These birds fly thousands of kilometres, with many species needing protected stopover places to feed. Show more

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Are We Getting Used to Less Wildlife?

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Each generation has its own impression of normal wildlife abundance - a new baseline. But if abundance is falling does that mean we just get used to living with less? Show more

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The Medicinal Planet

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Monty Don discusses discovering new medicine in the natural world, exploring the role the natural world plays in human health and how to manage this for future generations. Show more

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What Is Sustainability?

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

It's an easy word to use, some say. But is it possible for seven billion people to live with nature sustainably? Monty Don explores how the natural world and human population meet. Show more

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Noise in the Environment

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Does human-produced noise remove us from the natural world? Monty Don explores this question through the difficulty of hearing natural sounds in the countryside. Show more

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Are There Too Many People for Wildlife to Thrive?

Duration: 28 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Monty Don and guests address the question, in a special edition recorded before a live audience in the Great Hall of the University of Bristol. Show more