The event will consist of powerful talks given by two of Kenya’s conservation heroes, anti-poaching activist Dr Paula Kahumbu and prominent entomologist Dr Dino Martins. Held at the Royal Geographical Society in London, the evening will be hosted by the highly-acclaimed natural history filmmaker, Alastair Fothergill and promises to immerse you in our speakers’ personal stories about the challenges of working on the ground in East Africa.
The talk will be followed by a small dinner in the RGS' Hall with special guests in attendance. We will be holding a silent auction to raise money for WFN in its mission to support grassroots conservationists tackling urgent threats to wildilfe.
Alastair has been making nature documentaries since he was at university and is probably best known for producing the multi-award winning series, The Blue Planet and Planet Earth narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Dr Paula Kahumbu 2014 Whitley Award winner
Paula is the CEO of WildlifeDirect and leads the ‘Hands Off Our Elephants’ media campaign, launched in 2013 to raise awareness and educate the public about wildlife crime.
Dr Dino Martins 2015 Whitley Gold Award winner
Dino is a Kenyan entomologist and Chair of the Insect Committee of Nature Kenya. For over 15 years, Dino has worked with farmers in East Africa to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators & sustainable farming practices.