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BBC Two: Cities, Nature’s New Wild


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Cities: Nature’s New Wild is a brilliant new wildlife series from the BBC. Looking at the relationship between wildlife, people and cities around the world, the final episode finishes with Beth Collier and Wild in the City, Friend’s of the Earth’s 10xGreener project and the London National Park City.

Watch the whole episode on iPlayer here and skip to 52 minutes for “Tales from the Wild Side” that focuses on London.

CNN Going Green: How London will become the world’s first National Park City


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“London is not just a city, it’s a landscape,” he said. “It’s a landscape that’s home not just to nearly nine million people, but there are as many trees. We share this city with 15,000 other species of life and I don’t think that urban life is worth any less than that life that we see in maybe those more distant places from cities.”

CNN’s Going Green covers the London National Park City. Read the full article here.

BBC Countryfile: Cities


The first ever BBC Countryfile on cities started with a segment on the movement to make London a National Park City. It was wonderful to meet Countryfile presenter Anita Rani on Parkland Walk to chat with her about the campaign.

“Fundamentally this is about improving the health of all Londoners, no matter how wild they are..”

Watch from 01:50 on BBC iPlayer.