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Nature's Voice

Nature's voice podcast

Duration: 15 to 20 minutes

Love nature? You'll love Nature's Voice, our award-winning podcast. Each month we'll bring you features, interviews and news of birds and wildlife, from back gardens to the Sumatran rainforest. If you can't get enough, try dipping into our back catalogue. We'll take you soaring with birds of prey, look back over 30 years of Big Garden Birdwatch, offer wildlife gardening advice and hear from celebrity wildlife lovers like Bill Oddie and Kate Humble. To make sure you get each new edition as soon as it’s published, why not become a subscriber? It's free and simple!

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Latest episode

Operation Turtle Dove

Published: Wed, 31 Aug 201. File size: 20.7Mb.

Turtle doves are the fastest declining bird in the UK - their population is halving every six years. Why is this happening and what can be done to help? On this month’s Nature’s Voice Jane Markham talks to the RSPB’s Senior Conservation Scientist Dr John Mallord who has been part of Operation Turtle Dove. His work with Titan the turtle dove – who was satellite tagged two seasons ago - has produced a huge amount of information.  She also meets Samantha Lee who works with landowners in the east of England to help improve the habitat on their key breeding grounds.

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  • Episode 100: Operation Turtle Dove (Download)
  • Episode 99: A night time adventure and the Big Wild Sleep Out (Download)
  • Episode 98: A dawn chorus in spring (Download)
  • Episode 97: Big Garden Birdwatch Results 2016 (Download)
  • Episode 96: An action plan to save the hen harrier (Download)
  • Episode 95: Born to Be Wild (Download)
  • Episode 94: Working for nature from science to song (Download)
  • Episode 93: Big Schools Birdwatch at 15! (Download)
  • Episode 92: Nature of climate change (Download)
  • Episode 91: Response for Nature and online art in An Open Field (Download)
  • Episode 90: Wallasea Island Wild Coast project (Download)
  • Episode 89: Puffins in trouble (Download)
  • Episode 88: Protecting the laws that protect nature - why the Nature Directives matter (Download)
  • Episode 87: Birdwatching with Stornoway and Big Garden Birdwatch results (Download)
  • Episode 86: Somerset Cranes and Climate Change (Download)
  • Episode 85: Taking Big Garden Birdwatch selfies! (Download)
  • Episode 84: Autumn Arrivals (Download)
  • Episode 83: Nightingales under threat in Kent (Download)
  • Episode 82: Conference for Nature and introducing Vote for Bob (Download)
  • Episode 81: The hen harrier Skydancer project is up for an award (Download)
  • Episode 80: Doñana restored and the yellow spiky woodlouse (Download)
  • Episode 79: Sleeping wild in your garden and Springwatch at Minsmere (Download)
  • Episode 78: Frogs and toads the gardener's friends! (Download)
  • Episode 77: Birdwatch results and the plight of the kittiwake (Download)
  • Episode 76: Floods and Fashion Week Nestboxes (Download)
  • Episode 75: Big Garden Birdwatch Live! (Download)
  • Episode 74: Where have all the Turtle Doves gone? (Download)
  • Episode 73: Project Wild Thing (Download)
  • Episode 72: Miranda Krestovnikoff - the RSPB's new President (Download)
  • Episode 71: Birds Without Borders - the perils of migration (Download)
  • Episode 70: A Big Wild Sleepout to remember (Download)
  • Episode 69: Linda Barker plus the Big Wild Sleepout (Download)
  • Episode 68: Sir David Attenborough and Giving Nature a Home (Download)
  • Episode 67: The State of Nature Report (Download)
  • Episode 66: Summer migrants special (Download)
  • Episode 65: Big Garden Birdwatch results in a spring freeze (Download)
  • Episode 64: Create a home for wildlife (Download)
  • Episode 63: Big Garden Birdwatch - the teenage connection (Download)
  • Episode 62: Wildlife at Christmas (Download)
  • Episode 61: Mike Dilger's Wild Town (Download)
  • Episode 60: Connecting children with nature (Download)
  • Episode 59: Sarah Outen and the Albatross (Download)
  • Episode 58: Nature of Farming Awards - your vote counts (Download)
  • Episode 57: Rio Summit report and UK woodlands in decline (Download)
  • Episode 56: First catch your hippo! (Download)
  • Episode 55: Springwatch returns to RSPB Ynys-hir (Download)
  • Episode 54: A drought for all seasons (Download)
  • Episode 53: Where have all the starlings gone? (Download)
  • Episode 52: Thames Estuary airport threat (Download)
  • Episode 51: Big Garden Birdwatch 2012 (Download)
  • Episode 50: 2011 reviewed and riding the economic storm predicted for 2012 (Download)
  • Episode 49: Vultures, rain forests and solar panels (Download)
  • Episode 48: Come Dine with the birds! (Download)
  • Episode 47: Saving the spoon-billed sandpiper (Download)
  • Episode 46: Making Your Nature Count and seaside rock pools (Download)
  • Episode 45: The Nature of Farming Awards 2011 (Download)
  • Episode 44: Bempton Gannets and the Marine Wildlife Pledge (Download)
  • Episode 43: Springwatch's new home at RSPB Ynys-hir (Download)
  • Episode 42: Ospreys, Wood Ants and Smooth Snakes at Arne (Download)
  • Episode 41: Stepping Up For Nature and Big Garden Birdwatch Results (Download)
  • Episode 40: Curious courtships amongst the birds and the trees! (Download)
  • Episode 39: Big Garden Birdwatch 2011 - where will you be watching? (Download)
  • Episode 38: Bird is the Word and a mistletoe mystery (Download)
  • Episode 37: Sun bears in Harapan Rainforest (Download)
  • Episode 36: Government Cuts and the RSPB (Download)
  • Episode 35: Every Child Outdoors (Download)
  • Episode 34: Hope Farm and the Nature of Farming Award (Download)
  • Episode 33: Bill Oddie on Rainham Marshes plus protecting wildlife from budget cuts. (Download)
  • Episode 32: Volunteering Special (Download)
  • Episode 31: Springwatch 2010 (Download)
  • Episode 30: Nesting kestrels and polystyrene ospreys.. (Download)
  • Episode 29: Election Special (Download)
  • Episode 28: Birds of Prey Special (Download)
  • Episode 27: Little Schools join the Big Garden Birdwatch (Download)
  • Episode 26: Bill Bailey and a Letter to the Future (Download)
  • Episode 25: Climate Change - The Wave (Download)
  • Episode 24: Feed the Birds and at sea with killer whales (Download)
  • Episode 23: Saving special places (Download)
  • Episode 22: Crimson Wing - flamingos on film (Download)
  • Episode 21: Mike Dilger and Alison Steadman visit Minsmere (Download)
  • Episode 20: Stone curlews and cuckoos - the good and bad news (Download)
  • Episode 19: Swifts' late arrival and Make your nature count (Download)
  • Episode 18: A date with nature and a birds of prey update (Download)
  • Episode 17: Good news for the albatross and Big Garden Birdwatch results (Download)
  • Episode 16: Saltholme - a new reserve in an industrial landscape (Download)
  • Episode 15: Big Garden Birdwatch at 30! (Download)
  • Episode 14: A starling spectacular and dreaming of a green Christmas (Download)
  • Episode 13: Why city sparrows struggle for survival (Download)
  • Episode 12: Bird feeding tips for the credit crunch (Download)
  • Episode 11: Nesting hornbills in Sumatra and discovering the UK's lowland heaths (Download)
  • Episode 10: New families for orphaned peregrine chicks and great grassland reserves. (Download)
  • Episode 9: The case against Biofuels and where to spot a puffin (Download)
  • Episode 8: How a new whisky will help the Black Grouse and RSPB reserves near cities (Download)
  • Episode 7: Birds of prey - the good news, Bill Oddie and the Loch Garten ospreys (Download)
  • Episode 6: India's vultures on the edge of extinction and UK egg thief is jailed (Download)
  • Episode 5: Big Garden Birdwatch results and a new RSPB centre for Wales (Download)
  • Episode 4: Skylarks and stone curlews at risk (Download)
  • Episode 3: Big Garden Birdwatch 2008 (Download)
  • Episode 2: Successes and Challenges - the RSPB's Chief Executive looks back at 2007 (Download)
  • Episode 1: Lake Natron flamingo threat (Download)

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