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Galápagos: Conservation on a World Heritage Site

Galápagos: Conservation on a World Heritage Site Copyrighted image Credit: David Robinson
Updated 03 Dec 2013
What makes the Galápagos archipelago so unique and what is the impact of this uniqueness on its conservation?

Environmental Elevator Music

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Environmental Elevator Music
Updated 15 Aug 2013
By Marina Alenius
Thoughts pre- and post U116.

Conserving large predators

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Conserving large predators Creative commons image Credit: Martin_Heigan under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 16 Jul 2013
Majestic or problematic? David MacDonald talks to Monty Don about conserving carnivores.

OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 20

OU on the BBC: Saving Species: Series 3, Episode 20 Creative commons image Credit: The Welsh Coast In May / bestfor / richard / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Introductory level Updated 14 Jan 2013
This week on Saving Species: The latest news on the designation of conservation areas around the English and Welsh coast.

String of sausages lichen

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String of sausages lichen Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2013
Could this unusually named lichen be making a comeback?

The natural environment at the heart of human creativity

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The natural environment at the heart of human creativity Copyrighted image Credit: New Networks for Nature
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Dec 2012
Tim Birkhead discusses a new collective whose creative work is influenced by the natural environment.

The Greenland white-fronted goose

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The Greenland white-fronted goose Creative commons image Credit: Greenland White Fronted Goose / Hilary Chambers / CC BY-ND 2.0
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 07 Dec 2012
Waterfowl expert Tony Fox talks to Saving Species about a goose that has been on conservation concern for many years.

Goliath grouper: huge, majestic, overfished

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Nov 2012
In this extended interview, Saving Species looks the goliath grouper, a huge and endangered fish that's getting some much-needed protection in...

Tracking bats by Blagdon Lake

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Tracking bats by Blagdon Lake Copyrighted image Credit: Nigel Milbourne
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Oct 2012
Daniel Hargreaves takes the Saving Species team for a nighttime visit to the bats of Blagdon.

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Managing coastal environments

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Managing coastal environments Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 05 Mar 2014
Coastal environments are by their nature ever-changing. This unit looks at the example of the Blackwater Estuary in Essex, England, describing how...

Aberdulais Falls: A case study in Welsh heritage

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Aberdulais Falls: A case study in Welsh heritage Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
This unit looks at the Aberulais Falls in Wales, and considers the key issues affecting the decision-making of the bodies which are responsible...

Extending water resources

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Intermediate level Duration 7 hours Updated 12 Jul 2011
Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle...

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Science project course: science in society project

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Science project course: science in society project Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Advanced level Duration 300 hours Updated 25 Jul 2014 Register by 08 Jan 2015
Investigate and produce an in-depth project within an area of natural sciences, such as climate change; agriculture; biological conservation;...