Thoughts from Wild Isles Co-Producers

PHOTO: The Wild Isles film crew search for orca hunting for seals (Image: BBC/Silverback Films/Nicholas Gates)



Tanya Steele, Chief Executive of WWF, says:
“WWF has been honoured to play a key role in creating the Wild Isles series, along with our co-producers the RSPB and The Open University. Along with other generous sources, our experts provided science and expertise behind the themes and species covered. We know nature in the UK is in crisis and we hope this series will highlight that we all have a role to play in protecting and restoring it, now and for generations to come. We can bring our world back to life.”

Beccy Speight, CEO of RSPB, says:
“All of us at the RSPB have felt so privileged to contribute alongside our fellow co-producers WWF and The Open University. Wild Isles is a once-in-a-generation celebration of UK wildlife, but it’s also a stark warning of how much we have to lose. Our experts were among those who provided guiding science and advice, as well as offering our amazing reserves to film everything from dragonflies to golden eagles. We can’t wait to see what action is sparked by this milestone series - nature is in crisis, but we know that together we can save it.”

Dr Philip Wheeler, Senior Lecturer in Ecology at the Open University, says:
“As an academic consultant on Wild Isles, I have been lucky enough to contribute to the series' production and help ensure that as well as amazing footage, the stories that are told are informed by our current understanding of the ecology of the wildlife of Britain and Ireland. There is also a strong conservation message that runs through the series and that is needed more than ever now as our natural environment continues to be under threat. Hopefully this series will help inspire the next generation of nature enthusiasts, researchers and conservationists to protect our precious wildlife.”

About WWF
WWF is a global environmental charity bringing our world back to life. With nature in freefall, we’re urgently tackling the underlying causes that are driving decline and finding solutions so future generations have a world with thriving habitats and wildlife.

About the RSPB
The RSPB is protecting habitats, saving species and helping to end the nature and climate emergency. Nature is in crisis. Together we can save it.

About the Open University
The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning and has taught more than 2.2 million students worldwide. The OU has had a unique educational partnership with the BBC since 1971 and recent co-productions include The Green Planet, Panorama: Will the NHS care for me?, Art That Made Us and We Are Black and British.


Date: Sunday, 12 March, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Updates: Confirmed for BBC One on 12 March at 7pm to 8pm.

Source BBC One

March 8, 2023 4:00am ET by BBC One  


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