My letter to Marks & Spencer

July 27, 2016

I’ve sent Marks & Spencer a letter with some questions about sustainability and safety. It relates to the possibility that they may be selling Red Grouse in their stores this year. (Full letter)

The Real Price of Grouse: Greenhouse Gases

July 24, 2016

Damaging practices used to increase yields on grouse moors may have a direct economic impact on us even if we’ve never set eyes a red grouse.

Introduction to Driven Grouse Shooting

July 17, 2016

How does driven grouse shooting work? Chris explains how the landscape has to be intensively managed – burned, drained and all predators removed.

The Real Price of Grouse

July 10, 2016
Chris Packham

Chris calls for Marks & Spencer and Iceland not to stock red grouse. He also cites Dr Mark Avery’s investigations into lead levels many times higher than that permitted in beef, pork or chicken.

News from Isle of Wight Zoo

May 27, 2016

Director, Charlotte Corney, reflects on the important rescue work carried out by zoos as the new primate enclosure is completed and preparations are underway for summer visitors.

Mandina River Lodge, Makasutu Forest, The Gambia

May 11, 2016
The Gambia - image copyright Chris Packham

“This place is amazing. It’s like a little heaven on earth. You should go there.” An oasis of colour in the middle of the Forest, home to incredible birds and wildlife.

What Makes Us Human?

May 10, 2016
Jeremy Vine's Being Human - Chris Packham podcast

Radio 2 podcast from the Jeremy Vine Show. Chris talks of the Anthropocene and “our species’ terrifying impact on the world which will be indelible for hundreds of thousands of years.”

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar on Radio 4

May 9, 2016
Chris Packham

Catch up and listen to Chris’s new memoir on BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week. Read by Chris and Rachel Atkins, abridged by Jo Coombs and produced by Pippa Vaughan.

Chris and Richard E. Grant

May 5, 2016
Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham - out now

Chris joins Richard E. Grant in the Penguin studio to discuss his memoir, reminiscing about badger watching in bondage trousers and explains why it’s important to suck up every last drop of life.

Congratulations to the Winner!

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham - out now

The winner, Billy Maddison, came out of the digital hat filled with 672 correct answers. Very many congratulations to Billy and thank you to everyone who entered! What was the correct answer?