CHRIS Packham is famed for hosting The Really Wild Show and Springwatch and for his unwavering passion and love for animals. He recently returned with a new one-off documentary to discover the astonishing truth behind the T. Rex and as the host of Winterwatch – here's the lowdown on everyone's favourite naturalist... Who is Chris Packham? Chris Packham, 56, is a well-known TV presenter, nature photographer and naturalist. He developed his passion for the great outdoors after he got a degree from the University of Southampton in Zoology. Chris got his first big break in 1986 when he worked on kids nature programme The Really Wild Show, which ran until 1995. He's now a well-known personality for hosting Springwatch, which he has done for eight years, and has had many scientific papers published alongside his work. The presenter caused controversy when he shocked cancer patients in 2014 by declaring research cash should be diverted to wildlife instead. Why … [Read more...] about Who is Chris Packham? Springwatch presenter who suffers from Asperger syndrome
ASPERGER Syndrome is one of many forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. These are the signs somebody you know may have Asperger's, as well as some of the famous individuals who live with the condition. What are the signs of Asperger Syndrome? Asperger Syndrome is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people see the world and interact with others. It's often referred to as 'mild autism' - and affects around 700,000 people in the UK (more than one in 100). The main difference between it and autism is that people with Asperger's don ot have a learning disability, and do not have any developmental or intellectual delays. In fact, those with Asperger's are normally of average or above average intelligence. Most kids with Asperger's go to mainstream schools, but a diagnosis is important so their learning can be targeted properly. Common signs of Asperger Syndrome in children include avoiding eye contact, and preferring to play alone or with adults - instead of joining in with … [Read more...] about What are the symptoms of Asperger syndrome adults and children, is there a test and does Chris Packham suffer from the condition?
TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is coming to RSPB Fairburn Ings as part of a UK-wide nature campaign. The Springwatch host will visit the Newton Lane reserve, near Leeds, on July 19 during his ‘UK Bioblitz – nature reserves are not enough!’ tour of 48 sites.It the first independent audit of its kind in the UK involving Citizen Science, where the public share nature sightings with professionals. Mr Packham’s goal is to highlight the extent to which the nation’s species are under threat.He said: “I’m doing this because I want to highlight that the UK’s landscape is in big trouble. We should have a far greater expectation of having wildlife around us all of the time but sadly we find ourselves going to nature reserves.”“We treat them like they’re museums and art galleries, we go there, we get fully satisfied there’s lots of life, but on the way home when we’re driving through the countryside … [Read more...] about TV presenter Chris Packham’s nature tour is heading to a reserve near Leeds
Chris Packham has criticised politicians for their “embarrassing” response to the plastics crisis.The issue of plastic pollution caused a public outcry after Blue Planet II, narrated by Sir David Attenborough.Now Springwatch star Packham, 56, has written in The Big Issue that he “nearly wept” at the Government’s plan to improve the environment.“They are not going to fix things at this point in time. Recently, our government published its 25-year plan for the environment.“God help us. Words, most of the important ones missing, and target dates set so long into the future I nearly wept. And to think we paid for it too,” he added.“It is frankly embarrassing that so many of us realise the gravity of the environmental crisis and yet our elected representatives are almost invariably – there are exceptions – not engaging at all.”Packham said it was “down to us” to tackle the issue, adding: “It is … [Read more...] about Springwatch’s Chris Packham attacks ’embarrassing’ politicians on plastic waste
News / UK and world by Press Association April 8, 2018, 12:01 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham has launched a new clothing range which he hopes will inspire people to explore the natural world. Clothing in the range comes with a series of features including jackets lined with a footprints guide to help identify fox, badger and dog paw marks, and wildlife-themed camouflage patterned materials. Outfits come with a pocket which can be removed and washed, for storing finds collected on rambles, hand-warming pouches and phone-friendly pockets, and do not have noisy fastenings which could scare off wildlife. Children’s jackets also come with a set of fold-out field guides to help identify birds, mammals, butterflies and bugs, and a magnifying glass. Packham, whose sister Jenny Packham is a fashion designer, said he came up with the designs in an effort to encourage people to get … [Read more...] about TV presenter Chris Packham launches ‘wildlife-friendly’ clothing range