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New youth film competition!

Environmental charities Earthwatch Europe and Wildscreen are looking for the UK’s best young environmental filmmakers.

For the first time, the Young Earthwatcher Film Competition invites teens to create inspiring and informative conservation media to be shown at the world’s leading international festival celebrating natural history filmmaking – the Wildscreen Festival.

New youth film competition!
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All proceeds support our work to help everyone, everywhere, fall in love with the natural world.

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Blue Planet II

Bioluminescence

Have you been watching Blue Planet II?  If so, you will have seen just a few of the weird and unique creatures that exhibit bioluminescence.

Well, we've got a whole topic page dedicated to this amazing biological phenomenon which has mystified scientists throughout history.

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New Panda Award

Wildscreen launches new wildlife photography competition!

For the first time in its 36 year history, the 2018 Wildscreen Panda Awards, widely regarded as the most prestigious accolade in the wildlife film and TV genre, will recognise the craft of wildlife photography, with the introduction of the Wildscreen Photo Story Panda Award.

New Panda Award
VALENTINES DAY

The world's favourite unloved species 2018!

We asked conservation organisations from around the world to nominate a species that is often overlooked by the more cute, handsome and (supposedly) interesting members of the natural world.

Find out which species was crowned as this year’s Most Unloved Species and the worthy runners-up.

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Penguins

Waddle on over to our penguin page to discover the amazing variety of species in this flightless family of birds.

P-P-Pick a penguin
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Marine plastics

It's estimated that c.8 million tonnes of plastic debris is washed into our oceans each year. The impacts of plastic pollution range from entanglement or ingestion by marine life, to damaging the health of human populations that live near the coast. 

But we can all take really simple actions to help, from saying no to straws to only using reusable cups.  

 

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