• Jean-Baptiste GouyonEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Science and Popular Culture book series (PSSPC)


In the first decade of the twenty-first century, the BBC’s NHU changed its treatment of environmental programmes from acting as a neutral observer of wildlife to taking a more active role in environmental debates. This shift can be related to changes in the life sciences’ relationship to the environment with the emergence of the biodiversity movement in the 1990s, and the development of what has been called an endangerment sensibility. These changes in the life sciences conflated conservation activism with the biological study of biodiversity. But could the endangerment sensibility be a consequence of the repeated exposure of life scientists to wildlife documentaries?


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  1. 1.Department of Science and Technology StudiesUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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