The New Big 5 project is an international initiative to create a new big 5 of wildlife. The Big 5 of photography is supported by many of the world’s leading photographers, conservationists and wildlife lovers, working with international wildlife charities and organisations.
The Week UK teamed up with Nat Geo Wild UK to discuss and explore the astonishing wildlife found on the tropical islands between Asia and Australia. Paradise Islands is a three-part series exploring the fascinating diversity of life that has developed over millions of years on these islands.
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.
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.
A wonderful article illustrated by my images covering the work of Panut Hadisiswoyo, Director of OIC in Sumatra is published in November’s issue of National Geographicmagazine. Telling the story of how the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutans are trafficked and sold as pets.
I’ve just returned for an amazing private viewing and auction evening in London as the Green Party unveiled its first ever large scale art exhibition at the Hoxton Arches gallery in London. It featured works donated by 50 green-minded artists ranging from household names in contemporary art to exciting up and coming street artists and everything in between.
It was thought that the worlds smallest and rarest wild pig by the 1960’s was lost forever. But with over 30 years of dedication from the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, the pygmy hog now has a brighter future. They are still critically endangered and on the IUCN red list but the future looks brighter for them with the work going on to save them.
Hope is a great thing, without it you have nothing. When I sat with Pongky, a male Sumatran orangutan in Medan Zoo, Sumatra last year I couldn’t believe the suffering and pain I was witnessing. Paying visitors would pay to watch him and laugh at his screams. Those were screams of anguish though and not for their pleasure. I cant tell you how I hate cruelty to animals and what I saw on that day has haunted me ever since.