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Weaver bird nests

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Weaver bird nests Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Updated 21 Oct 2014
Dr Dieter Oschadleus explains how and why weaver birds build their nests the way they do.

Top predators and ecosystems

Top predators and ecosystems Copyrighted image Credit: Aleksandrn | Dreamstime.com
Updated 10 Dec 2013
Ecosystems may not be as simple as you think. Find out what happens when a top predator is removed from one. 

Biodiversity in urban habitats

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Biodiversity in urban habitats Copyrighted image Credit: Paul Cecil
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 15 Jul 2013
Chris Baines and Kate Henderson discuss urban ecosystems in this interview from Radio 4's Shared Planet.

'Good' food destroying biodiversity?

'Good' food destroying biodiversity? Creative commons image Credit: nic0 under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Updated 21 May 2013
On International Day for Biodiversity (22 May 2013), maybe it's time you considered the impact of the production of ‘good’ food on biodiversity

Polar bears and sea ice

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Polar bears and sea ice Creative commons image Credit: polar bear / fruchtzwerg's world / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 08 Jan 2013
In this extended interview, find out about the relationship polar bears have with sea ice.

Brownfield land: barren, or buzzing?

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Brownfield land: barren, or buzzing? Creative commons image Credit: Photo by Hugh Venables / CC BY-SA 2.0
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Sep 2012
Pioneering environmentalist Chris Baines discusses the value of brownfield sites for wildlife

British bats: What's happening to their habitat?

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British bats: What's happening to their habitat? Creative commons image Credit: Veins In The Membrane / Taro Taylor / CC BY-NC 2.0
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Sep 2012
Bat expert John Altringham discusses his fascination with bats and the implications of habitat destruction

Glow worms: Britain's brightest beetle

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Glow worms: Britain's brightest beetle Copyrighted image Credit: Devon Wildlife Trust
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Sep 2012
Steve Hussey from the Devon Wildlife Trust discusses glow worms, their habitat, and the impacts on their population

Restoring historic landscapes

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Restoring historic landscapes Creative commons image Credit: good_day under CC-BY-NC-ND
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Nov 2011
Jon Stokes discusses the Tree Council's work to recreate wood pasture habitat which once covered much of the landscape

Life in the polar sea ice

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Life in the polar sea ice Creative commons image Credit: polar bear / fruchtzwerg's world / http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 26 Oct 2011
Mark Brandon discusses the tiny life trapped in the sea ice that is the foundation for the entire food chain at the poles