I wanted to bring in a visual way some of what I have seen to this years Green Party of England and Wales Autumn conference in Harrogate over the weekend. Doing what I can with my own skill set and passion to highlight what is happening to our wildlife and countryside here in the UK and around the world.
With my travel bag barely unpacked from my several days away in beautiful Portugal as part of the Waves International event I headed to London this week as one of the invited panel of experts for a filmed debate for National Geographic, and specifically their channel Nat Geo Wild and partners ,The Week magazine. This thought-provoking and inspiring panel discussion focused on the some of the themes that will be explored in the two upcoming programmes – Paradise Islands and Photo Ark, both streaming on National Geographic in October.
I’ve just returned from Portugal where I did a talk and photography workshop as part of the WAVES Xth International Symposium on Wild Fauna being held at the University of Trásos-Montes and Alto Douro, in Vila Real city. Located in the North of Portugal close to the Douro Region, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
I have just returned from a couple of wonderful days at this years British Birdwatching Fair in Rutland. It was my first time there as an speaker after many years going as a visitor and an exhibitor back in 2010. I was invited there by the fair itself to do my talk “Conservation with a Camera” The talk covered how I use my camera too help wildlife here in the UK and around the world. My talk went down really well I thought with lots of interest and questions from the audience afterwards.
Harrier Day 2017 was celebrated all over the country with ten events over the weekend marking this special day. Since the first Hen Harrier day back in 2014 this event has gone from strength to strength as the public have become more aware of the cruelty on our moorlands. The destructive nature of driven grouse shooting on the lead up to, during and after is killing so much wildlife and leaving us with a controlled, managed landscape that only benefits the landowners.
I’ve just returned from Ovar, near Porto in Portugal where I did 3 days of talks about some of my conservation work I do at the Amigos do Cáster Festival – AMBID 2016. It is one of most important Conservation and Nature Photography Festivals in Portugal.