Nearly 50,000 entries from 95 countries were considered for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. The prestigious prize, now in its 52nd year, was given to American photographer Tim Laman at a ceremony in London’s Natural History Museum last night, for his picture Entwined lives. The photograph, which he took remotely using a […]
From revealing how inheritance works and developing evolutionary biology to manipulating viruses and bacteria to create products humans need, 20th century biology has been a revolution. In telling the stories of some of the greatest discoveries of 20th century biology, Sean B. Carroll reveals how a few simple rules govern all life on earth, from […]
Growing concern for the environment has encouraged us to see that we can make a contribution to biodiversity by changing how we design and use our gardens. This talk will look at the emergence of wildlife gardening in a number of locations ranging from homes to schools to businesses. Professor Justin Dillon will give a […]
In the second part of our series on green cities, we make the case for keeping wildlife at the forefront of our sustainability efforts.
We met up with Ed Charles at the Natural History Unit to discuss deserts and making the sequel to ‘Planet Earth’.
Join the Royal Society for an evening celebrating science photography as they unveil the winners of the inaugural Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition. Sophie Stafford, wildlife magazine editor and photography expert, will chair our panel comprising photographers David Maitland and Neil Aldridge, and ecologist Claire Spottiswoode. Listen as our speakers discuss their experience of capturing nature and the importance of images in […]
Big Nature Day is the Museum’s annual celebration of the variety of nature, in recognition of the UN International Day of Biological Diversity.
Over the last 50 years, an increasing number of wild animal translocations have been undertaken for conservation purposes. This two-day symposium will review the impact of disease on species restoration through translocation, and consider lessons learned to guide effective planning and implementation of future translocation projects.
Anthropogenic environmental changes, such as global land use and land cover change, driven by rapid human population growth and increasing demand for agricultural and forest products, are impacting the balance of the Earth system. This meeting will highlight the causes of land use and land cover change, investigate the impacts on biodiversity loss, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services, and explore how non-market and public benefits, including wildlife conservation, can be incorporated into land-use planning.
Enjoy the Natural History Museum’s exhibitions, galleries and special activities in the evening and eat and drink with friends.
A thoroughly entertaining DVD box set that looks back over 125 years of National Geographic …
Dead fish after an overflow event. Image: Thames Anglers Conservancy. There once was a time when the Thames was teeming with life. Otters, eels, and even salmon were abundant. But time has not been kind to the river, and it has been subjected to the worst consequences of human development. The use and abuse of […]