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Stephen James Backshall (born 21 April 1973) is a BAFTA-winning English naturalist, writer and television presenter, best known for BBC TV's Deadly 60. [1]

107 relations: Adventure racing, Anaconda, And They're Off!, Animal Planet, Antarctica, Arctic Circle, Baffin Island, Bagshot, BBC, BBC Four, BBC Natural History Unit, BBC News, BBC One, BBC Television, BBC Two, Bengal tiger, Bhutan, Bite-Back, Black mamba, Blue Peter, Borneo, Branford Boase Award, Brian May, British Academy Film Awards, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, British Airways, British Canoeing, Buglife, Bull shark, Caiman, Camberley, Canaima National Park, Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Channel 5 (UK), Cho Oyu, Cholatse, Collingwood College, Surrey, Cornwall, Cuscus, Deadly (UK TV series), Devon, Discovery Channel, Emmy Award, Fell running, Forest of Dean, Frankie Lymon, Galápagos Islands, Great hammerhead, Great white shark, Helen Glover (rower), ..., Himalayas, India, Indochina, Indonesia, Isurus, Jive (dance), Judo, Karate, Kate Humble, Khumbu, King cobra, Kirsten O'Brien, Leopard seal, Little Bitty Pretty One, Liz Bonnin, Lost Land of the Jaguar, Lost Land of the Tiger, Lost Land of the Volcano, Marathon des Sables, Martial arts, Matt Baker (presenter), Michaela Strachan, Monterey Bay, Mount Asgard, Mount Bosavi, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic (U.S. TV channel), Natural history, New Britain, Nick Baker (naturalist), Ola Jordan, Open University, Paraponera clavata, Prussia Cove, Redback spider, Rough Guides, Salesian College, Farnborough, Sky One, Sport Relief, Strictly Come Dancing, Strictly Come Dancing (series 12), Surrey, Svalbard, Tasmania, Tepui, The One Show, The Really Wild Show, The Wildlife Trusts, Tiger shark, Tough Guy Competition, University of Exeter, Upuigma-tepui, Western New Guinea, Wildscreen, Wye Valley, Yamal Peninsula, Young People's Trust for the Environment. Expand index (57 more) »

Adventure racing

Adventure racing (also called expedition racing) is typically a multi-disciplinary team sport involving navigation over an unmarked wilderness course with races extending anywhere from two hours up to two weeks in length.

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Anacondas are a group of large snakes of the genus Eunectes.

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And They're Off!

And They're Off! also known as And They're Off!...

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Animal Planet

Animal Planet is an American pay television channel owned by Discovery Inc. Originally focused on more educationally-based television shows, the network has featured more reality programming since 2008.

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Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent.

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Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle is the most northerly of the five major circles of latitude as shown on maps of Earth.

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Baffin Island

Baffin Island (ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᒃ, Qikiqtaaluk, Île de Baffin or Terre de Baffin), in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, is the largest island in Canada and the fifth largest island in the world.

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Bagshot is a large village in the southeast of England.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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BBC Four

BBC Four is a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation and available to digital television viewers on Freeview, IPTV, satellite, and cable.

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BBC Natural History Unit

The BBC Natural History Unit (NHU) is a department of the BBC which produces television, radio and online content with a natural history or wildlife theme.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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BBC Television

BBC Television is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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Bengal tiger

The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is the most numerous tiger subspecies in Asia, and was estimated at fewer than 2,500 individuals by 2011.

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Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan (Druk Gyal Khap), is a landlocked country in South Asia.

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Bite-Back is a UK-based charity dedicated to shark and marine conservation which believes that over-fishing, coupled with the over-consumption of wild fish, are the two biggest threats facing the marine world.

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Black mamba

The black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) is a highly venomous snake endemic to parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Blue Peter

Blue Peter is a British children's television programme, currently shown live on the CBBC television channel.

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Borneo (Pulau Borneo) is the third largest island in the world and the largest in Asia.

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Branford Boase Award

The Branford Boase Award is a British literary award presented annually to an outstanding children's or young-adult novel by a first-time writer; "the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist." Wendy Boase, Editorial Director of Walker Books, and Henrietta Branford worked together to produce a great number of books.

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Brian May

Brian Harold May, (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, astrophysicist, and photographer.

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British Academy Film Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts or BAFTA Film Awards are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to honour the best British and international contributions to film.

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British Academy of Film and Television Arts

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom.

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British Airways

British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier and the largest airline in the United Kingdom based on fleet size, or the second largest, behind easyJet, when measured by passengers carried.

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British Canoeing

British Canoeing, formerly known as the British Canoe Union (BCU) is a national governing body for canoeing in the United Kingdom.

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Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust (usually referred to simply as Buglife) is a British-based nature conservation charity.

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Bull shark

The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas), also known as the Zambezi shark (informally "zambi") in Africa, and Lake Nicaragua shark in Nicaragua, is a requiem shark commonly found worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and in rivers.

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A caiman is an alligatorid crocodilian belonging to the subfamily Caimaninae, one of two primary lineages within Alligatoridae, the other being alligators.

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Camberley is a town in Surrey, England, southwest of Central London, between the M3 and M4 motorways.

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Canaima National Park

Canaima National Park (Parque Nacional Canaima) is a park in south-eastern Venezuela that roughly occupies the same area as the Gran Sabana region.

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Cape Tribulation, Queensland

Cape Tribulation is a headland and locality in the Shire of Douglas in northern Queensland, Australia.

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Channel 5 (UK)

Channel 5 is a British commercial television network.

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Cho Oyu

Cho Oyu (Nepali: चोयु) is the sixth highest mountain in the world at above sea level.

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Cholatse (also known as Jobo Lhaptshan) is a mountain in the Khumbu region of the Nepalese Himalaya.

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Collingwood College, Surrey

Collingwood College is a state secondary school located in Surrey, England for boys and girls, 11- to 18-year-olds.

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Cornwall (Kernow) is a county in South West England in the United Kingdom.

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Cuscus is the common name generally given to the species within the four genera of Australasian possum.

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Deadly (UK TV series)

Deadly... is a strand of British wildlife documentary programming aimed principally at children and young people, which is broadcast on CBBC on BBC One and Two and on the CBBC Channel.

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Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.

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Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel (known as The Discovery Channel from 1985 to 1995, and often referred to as simply Discovery) is an American pay television channel that is the flagship television property of Discovery Inc., a publicly traded company run by CEO David Zaslav.

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Emmy Award

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theater), and the Grammy Award (for music).

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Fell running

Fell running, also sometimes known as hill running, but not to be confused with mountain running, is the sport of running and racing, off road, over upland country where the gradient climbed is a significant component of the difficulty.

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Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean is a geographical, historical and cultural region in the western part of the county of Gloucestershire, England.

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Frankie Lymon

Franklin Joseph Lymon (September 30, 1942 – February 27, 1968), known professionally as Frankie Lymon, was an American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, best known as the boy soprano lead singer of the New York City-based early rock and roll group The Teenagers.

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Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón, other Spanish name: Las Islas Galápagos), part of the Republic of Ecuador, are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the equator in the Pacific Ocean surrounding the centre of the Western Hemisphere, west of continental Ecuador.

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Great hammerhead

The great hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran) is the largest species of hammerhead shark, belonging to the family Sphyrnidae, attaining a maximum length of.

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Great white shark

The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), commonly known as the great white or the white shark, is a species of large mackerel shark which can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans.

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Helen Glover (rower)

Helen Glover MBE (born 17 June 1986) is a British professional rower and a member of the Great Britain Rowing Team.

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The Himalayas, or Himalaya, form a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.

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India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Indochina, originally Indo-China, is a geographical term originating in the early nineteenth century and referring to the continental portion of the region now known as Southeast Asia.

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Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a transcontinental unitary sovereign state located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania.

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Isurus is a genus of mackerel sharks in the family Lamnidae, commonly known as the mako sharks.

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Jive (dance)

In latin dancing, the jive is a dance style that originated in the United States from African-Americans in the early 1930s.

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was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Jigoro Kano (嘉納治五郎).

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(Okinawan pronunciation) is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom.

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Kate Humble

Katherine Humble (born 12 December 1968) is an English television presenter and narrator, mainly working for the BBC, specialising in wildlife and science programmes.

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Khumbu (also known as the Everest Region) is a region of northeastern Nepal on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest.

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King cobra

The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), also known as the hamadryad, is a venomous snake species in the family Elapidae, endemic to forests from India through Southeast Asia.

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Kirsten O'Brien

Kirsten Lindsey O'Brien (born 23 February 1972) is an English television presenter and actress.

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Leopard seal

The leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx), also referred to as the sea leopard, is the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic (after the southern elephant seal).

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Little Bitty Pretty One

"Little Bitty Pretty One" is a rock and roll song written and originally recorded by Bobby Day, and popularized by Thurston Harris in 1957.

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Liz Bonnin

Elizabeth Bonnin (born 16 September 1970) is an Irish science, wildlife and natural history presenter, who has worked on television in both Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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Lost Land of the Jaguar

Lost Land of the Jaguar is a 2008 British nature documentary series on the fauna of Guyana's rainforest.

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Lost Land of the Tiger

Lost Land of the Tiger is a three-part nature documentary series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit which follows a scientific expedition to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

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Lost Land of the Volcano

Lost Land of the Volcano is a three-part nature documentary series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit which follows a scientific expedition to the island of New Guinea.

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Marathon des Sables

Marathon des Sables, or MdS, (French for Marathon of the Sands, also known as Sahara Marathon) is a six-day, ultramarathon, which is approximately the distance of six regular marathons.

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Martial arts

Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage.

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Matt Baker (presenter)

Matthew James Baker (born 23 December 1977) is an English television presenter, best known for his television work with the BBC.

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Michaela Strachan

Michaela Evelyn Ann Strachan (born 7 April 1966) is an English television presenter.

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Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay is a bay of the Pacific Ocean located on the coast of the U.S. state of California.

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Mount Asgard

Mount Asgard is a twin peaked mountain with two flat-topped, cylindrical, rock towers, separated by a saddle.

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Mount Bosavi

Mount Bosavi is a mountain in the Southern Highlands province, Papua New Guinea.

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Nat Geo Wild

Nat Geo Wild (stylized as Nat Geo WILD or abbreviated as NGW) is an international pay TV network focused primarily on wildlife and natural history programming.

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National Geographic (U.S. TV channel)

National Geographic (formerly National Geographic Channel and also commercially abbreviated and trademarked as Nat Geo or Nat Geo TV) is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by National Geographic Partners, majority-owned by 21st Century Fox with the remainder owned by the National Geographic Society.

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Natural history

Natural history is a domain of inquiry involving organisms including animals, fungi and plants in their environment; leaning more towards observational than experimental methods of study.

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New Britain

New Britain (Niu Briten) is the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago (named after Otto von Bismarck) of Papua New Guinea.

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Nick Baker (naturalist)

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Ola Jordan

Aleksandra "Ola" Jordan (née Grabowska; born 30 September 1982) is a Polish professional ballroom dancer.

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Open University

The Open University (OU) is a public distance learning and research university, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education.

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Paraponera clavata

Paraponera clavata is a species of ant, commonly known as the bullet ant, named for its extremely potent sting.

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Prussia Cove

Prussia Cove (Porth Legh), formerly called King's Cove, is a small private estate on the coast of Mount's Bay and to the east of Cudden Point, west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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Redback spider

The redback spider (Latrodectus hasseltii) is a species of highly venomous spider believed to originate in the South Australian or adjacent Western Australian deserts, but now found throughout Australia, Southeast Asia and New Zealand, with colonies elsewhere outside Australia.

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Rough Guides

Rough Guides Ltd is a British travel guidebook and reference publisher, since November 2017 owned by APA Publications.

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Salesian College, Farnborough

Salesian College, is an independent Roman Catholic school in Farnborough, Hampshire, England.

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Sky One

Sky One is a British general entertainment channel operated and owned by Sky plc, available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Sport Relief

Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries.

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Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing (informally known as Strictly) is a British television dance contest, featuring celebrity contestants, with professional dance partners competing in a ballroom and Latin dance competition.

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Strictly Come Dancing (series 12)

Strictly Come Dancing returned for its twelfth series beginning from 7 September 2014 with a launch show, with the live shows starting on 26 and 27 September.

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Surrey is a county in South East England, and one of the home counties.

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Svalbard (prior to 1925 known by its Dutch name Spitsbergen, still the name of its largest island) is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.

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Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as Tassie) is an island state of Australia.

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A tepui, or tepuy, is a table-top mountain or mesa found in the Guiana Highlands of South America, especially in Venezuela and western Guyana.

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The One Show

The One Show is a British television magazine and chat show programme.

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The Really Wild Show

The Really Wild Show was a long-running British television show about wildlife, broadcast by the BBC as part of their CBBC service to children.

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The Wildlife Trusts

The Wildlife Trusts, the trading name of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, is an organisation made up of 47 local Wildlife Trusts in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man and Alderney.

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Tiger shark

The tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) is a species of requiem shark and the only extant member of the genus Galeocerdo.

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Tough Guy Competition

Tough Guy claims to be the world's most demanding one-day survival ordeal.

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University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a public research university in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom.

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Upuigma-tepui, also known as El Castillo, is a tepui in Bolívar state, Venezuela.

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Western New Guinea

Western New Guinea, also known as Papua (formerly Irian Jaya) and West Papua, is the part of the island of New Guinea (also known as Papua) annexed by Indonesia in 1962.

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Wildscreen is a wildlife conservation charity based in Bristol, England.

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Wye Valley

The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB; Dyffryn Gwy) is an internationally important protected landscape straddling the border between England and Wales.

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Yamal Peninsula

The Yamal Peninsula (полуо́стров Яма́л) is located in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug of northwest Siberia, Russia.

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Young People's Trust for the Environment

Young People's Trust for the Environment (YPTE) is a British charity founded in 1982, to encourage young people's understanding of the environment.

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