Packham urges action on the environment

Human beings need to stop prioritising themselves over the environment and help wildlife instead of "chasing cures for cancer", Springwatch presenter Chris Packham has said.

Springwatch presenter Chris Packham. Credit: PA

In a wide ranging and forthright interview, Packham hit out at Richard Branson's "grotesquely misinformed" project to put lemurs on a Caribbean island, and said that Christianity "doesn't help" when it comes to getting people to change their attitude and think about the planet.

The wildlife expert called on wealthy philanthropists to stop prioritising human health and to fund environmental causes instead.