Natural World is a nature documentary television series broadcast annually on BBC Two and regarded by the BBC as its flagship natural history brand. It is currently the longest-running series in its genre on British television, with more than 400 episodes broadcast since its inception in 1983.
Natural World is produced by the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, but individual programmes can be in-house productions, collaborative productions with other broadcasters or films made and distributed by independent production companies and purchased by the BBC. Natural World programmes are often broadcast as PBS Nature episodes in the USA. Since 2008, most Natural World programmes have been shot and broadcast in high definition.
The current series of Natural World began transmission in July 2012 and consists of 10 episodes, fewer than in previous years. Episodes broadcast so far have included a profile of Ethiopia's Hamadryas baboons and a year-long study of a wolf pack in Canada's Wood Buffalo National Park. The current Series Editor is Steve Greenwood.