27 episodes

We’re having an impact on nature like never before: polluting the skies and seas, burning up fossil fuels, and pushing nature to the brink of extinction faster than it can restore itself. But it’s not too late.

Join actor, presenter, and WWF ambassador, Cel Spellman as he discovers how every one of us can make a difference in the fight to save our planet.In each episode, Cel meets a familiar face from the worlds of sport or entertainment, and teams up with a top wildlife expert to dig deeper into the threats we’re facing.

What’s the real impact of climate change, single use plastic, food choice or fast fashion on our planet? And most importantly of all: what can we do to help?

Join the conversation on social media too using #CalloftheWild, and make sure you subscribe so that you never miss an episode! The Wild is calling. It's time to act.

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We’re having an impact on nature like never before: polluting the skies and seas, burning up fossil fuels, and pushing nature to the brink of extinction faster than it can restore itself. But it’s not too late.

Join actor, presenter, and WWF ambassador, Cel Spellman as he discovers how every one of us can make a difference in the fight to save our planet.In each episode, Cel meets a familiar face from the worlds of sport or entertainment, and teams up with a top wildlife expert to dig deeper into the threats we’re facing.

What’s the real impact of climate change, single use plastic, food choice or fast fashion on our planet? And most importantly of all: what can we do to help?

Join the conversation on social media too using #CalloftheWild, and make sure you subscribe so that you never miss an episode! The Wild is calling. It's time to act.

    Living Planet Report – It’s Time to Act

    Living Planet Report – It’s Time to Act

    According to a new report from WWF, global wildlife population sizes have plummeted by 69% on average since 1970. The rate of decline is a severe warning that the rich biodiversity that sustains all life on our planet is in crisis, putting every species at risk – including us.   

    Using this critical report as a guide, join host, WWF-UK Ambassador Cel Spellman and Mark Wright, Director of Science at WWF-UK, on a whistle-stop tour around the world to find out about the health of our planet – and what nature desperately needs from us right now. With special thanks to Stephanie Jenouvrier from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Smriti Dahal, Manager of Conflict, Communities and Connectivity at Tigers Alive Initiative, WWF; and Welsh adventurer, explorer and wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly. 

    Use your voice. Join a national conversation on action to protect and restore nature in the UK and help hold our leaders to account on their promises: https://www.wwf.org.uk/hold-leaders-to-account 

    Look after yourself. Our episode on Health & Wellbeing is here: callofthewild.lnk.to/fearnecotton             

    The Wild is Calling. It’s Time to Act. 
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    • 43 min
    BONUS - Noga Levy-Rapoport

    BONUS - Noga Levy-Rapoport

    “We've changed so much awareness, but now it's a tipping point. We need to go, ‘right, you know, things are really bad but please do not despair’. And if you do turn it into action now” – Noga Levy-Rapoport

    Join Cel Spellman in a bonus chat with climate activist Noga Levy-Rapoport. Noga has led climate strikes across the UK and was also named in Forbes Top 100 UK Environmentalists for their work on youth empowerment, educational reform and systemic change. Not only do they dig into the subject of identity, but they also explore the changes Noga wants to see in the environmental justice movement, as well as what gives them hope for the future of our planet.
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    • 17 min
    Identity – with Anjali Raman-Middleton, Noga Levy-Rapoport, and Alfie Bowen

    Identity – with Anjali Raman-Middleton, Noga Levy-Rapoport, and Alfie Bowen

    To wrap up season two, Call of the Wild are talking about identity and how our sense of identity influences our relationship with nature - including how empowered we feel to bring about positive change for the environment. Join actor and WWF Ambassador Cel Spellman as he meets some exciting guests shaking up the environmental space. Dr Karen Bell from the University of Glasgow explains how environmental justice and social justice intersect ; Anjali Raman-Middleton from Choked Up shares why she and other black and brown teens are campaigning for a new Clean Air Act; Noga Levy-Rapoport talks about their experiences of identity and fighting for the planet; and photographer, activist and author, Alfie Bowen, describes how autism gives him a unique view of the world and a creative way to help protect it.

    The Wild is Calling. It's Time to Act. 
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    • 39 min
    BONUS - Ellie Goulding & Richard Curtis

    BONUS - Ellie Goulding & Richard Curtis

    “We protect what we love. And so, you know, the more you fall in love with nature, reconnect with nature, the more you want to save it and protect it.” - Ellie Goulding

    This week’s bonus episode is another double-header. Join actor and WWF ambassador Cel Spellman and singer-songwriter, UN Goodwill ambassador, and WWF ambassador Ellie Goulding as they break down some of the biggest threats to our planet. Plus, hear from filmmaker and activist Richard Curtis about his journey to being an environmentalist.
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    • 15 min
    People Power - with Ellie Goulding & Richard Curtis

    People Power - with Ellie Goulding & Richard Curtis

    “I think it's just very important to remember that collective power is so, so strong. And when we all put our voices together, we really can influence people.” - Ellie Goulding

    With temperatures rising and nature at risk, it can be easy to feel a bit overwhelmed by the enormity of the crises facing our planet. But it’s not too late to turn things around.

    Actor and WWF Ambassador Cel Spellman explores how we can influence change in our local communities and further afield, with help from filmmaker and activist Richard Curtis, and singer-songwriter, UN Goodwill and WWF Ambassador Ellie Goulding.

    The wild is calling. It’s time to act.
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    • 33 min
    BONUS - Jayda G & Patrick Aryee

    BONUS - Jayda G & Patrick Aryee

    “We're doing our best with the tools that we have, and we're not always going to get it right. And that's okay" - Jayda G 

    This week’s bonus episode is a double whammy. Tune in as actor and WWF Ambassador Cel Spellman hears how artists can try and reduce their impact on the climate from DJ, Music Producer & Environmental toxicologist Jayda G. Plus, Cel digs deeper into biomimcry with wildlife television presenter, documentary filmmaker and fellow WWF Ambassador Patrick Aryee. 

    The Wild is Calling. It’s Time to Act. 
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    • 14 min

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