Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Polar Bears on the River Thames

Well something had to bring me out of my hidey-hole and this was it, a video of the beautiful, yet sad sculpture of a Polar Bear and her cub, stranded on the River Thames.

The sculpture was specially commissioned to mark the launch of the new Natural History Television channel Eden, which features programming including Planet Earth and Attenborough Explores Our Fragile World. Broadcaster and eminent wildlife conservationist, Sir David Attenborough says: “The melting of the polar bears’ sea ice habitat is one of the most pressing environmental concerns of our time. I commend Eden for highlighting the issue; we need to do what we can to protect the world’s largest land carnivores from extinction.”

Eden is available on Sky Channel: 532 and Virgin TV Channel: 208. A programme schedule can be found at www.exploreeden.co.uk