Butterfly Conservation President Sir David Attenborough with a south east Asian Great Mormon Butterfly on his nose

Big Butterfly Count begins as North East folk urged to become wildlife detectives

Sir David Attenborough is encouraging nature lovers to help count commas, marbled whites, small coppers, gatekeepers and other garden butterflies

Award-winning filmmaker Doug Allan with a Leopard Seal

Wildlife cameraman Doug Allan is focus of two North East events

Award-winning filmmaker is to give talks at Middlesbrough and Berwick about his work on BBC hits such as Human Planet and Frozen Planet

Cherry Kearton camera

Iconic 20th century camera to be sold at Newcastle auction

Anderson and Garland auctioneers are selling a camera owned by pioneering natural history photographer Cherry Kearton

Puffins on the Farne Islands

Farne Islands' wardens count cost of poor weather on Puffin population

It will be a nippy time for wardens on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast – and not just because of the cold weather

North animal expert attacked by elephant

A WILDLIFE expert from the North-East is recovering from being chased and trampled by an elephant in an Asian jungle.

Helping the planet by degrees

  • BBC

Award-winning TV director Alastair Fothergill has travelled the world while making top wildlife documentary series like Planet Earth and Blue Planet.

Saving red breasted goose

  • BBC

Staff at a North-East wetland centre are hoping the BBC's Saving Planet Earth campaign will boost the fortunes of a rare bird in their care.

Colin Peacock, Managing Director of Peacocks Medical Group teaser

Peacocks still in the best of health

The Peacocks have been making orthotics in Newcastle for more than 100 years.

60-second surgery

  • BBC

Julia Hankin, 42, presents her own show every weekday afternoon on BBC Radio Newcastle and has interviewed everyone from senior politicians to actors, musicians and authors.

Whale drive launched

A campaign to encourage more countries to oppose whaling has been launched by the Government.

Prison cell `confession'

Police are not planning to interview a convicted murderer who had allegedly confessed to the killing of schoolgirl Billie-Jo Jenkins.

The March of the Penguins

March of the Penguins

Thousands of years of evolution have made Emperor penguins perfectly equipped to huddle.

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