Wildlife TV shows don't help conservation

Wildlife TV shows don’t help conservation, says Autumnwatch presenter

Martin Hughes-Games, of the BBC’s Spring, Autumn and Winterwatch, says series presents ‘a utopian world that bears no resemblance to the reality’

Autumnwatch presenters Martin Hughes-Games (L), Michaela Strachan and Chris Packham. Photograph: Jo Charlesworth/BBC NHU

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Wildlife programmes have totally failed to have an impact on conservation, the presenter of some of the UK’s most popular natural history shows has said.

Martin Hughes-Games, presenter of the BBC’s Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch series, told the Guardian that they have instead created “a form of entertainment, a utopian world that bears no resemblance to the reality”. Read more.