Kate on Conservation

About Kate on Conservation

Hi, Kate on Conservation here. I am a conservationist, and a campaigner for animal rights. As a mum to a daughter and a son, I believe passionately in the education of future generations and am determined that my children will see a future filled with wildlife and wonder.

I’m Education Editor at National Geographic KiDs and formerly a Sub Editor for Discovery Education. In 2017 I became the youngest Trustee of Born Free Foundation

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I have been a follower and supporter of the charity the Born Free Foundation for most of my life, and in 2008 my passion and interests in conservation came to a head when I traveled to South Africa and spent three months volunteering at Shamwari Game Reserve, which is home to the Julie Ward Born Free Centre.

I have more than 10 years of journalism experience, and a 1st Class degree in English Language & Communications with Journalism and Media Cultures, with a year’s study abroad in Australia (yep, it’s a rather long degree title, but one I am most proud of).

I have previously worked for Discovery Communications, Channel 4 Learning, Channel 4 Talent, BBC Blast, Archant, Today Magazines and Cubiqdesign over the last few years, and have volunteered as a blogger, social media officer and volunteer co-ordinator for the wonderful conservation VR pioneers vEcotourism. All views experienced on the site are of course my own, and not directly associated with any of my current or previous work places.

Take a look at some of my favourite blog moments! Click each picture to learn more:

Kate on Conservation meets David AttenboroughSir David Attenborough and I at the Environment Trust for Richmond’s annual lecture

Kate and VirginiaVirginia Mckenna and I at the launch of Millie Marotta’s Wild Savannah

Kate on Conservation and Dr Jane Goodall at Roots and Shoots awardsDr Jane Goodall and I at Windsor Castle (Interview in Parts 1 and 2)

Gordon Buchanan and I at the Royal Geographical Society

Chris Packham and Kate on Conservation at Crush Cruelty protest marchChris Packham at the Crush Cruelty protest in support of British wildlife.

Jonathan Scott and Kate on Conservation at Big Cat Festival
Big Cat Diaries’ presenter Jonathan Scott and I at Big Cat Festival. (Interview Part 1 and Part 2)

Racing Extinction preview screeningBrian May, Kate Silverton, Louis Psihoyos, Bill Oddie – The panel for the Racing Extinction premiere

IMG_0643Delivering a whole school assembly on Racing Extinction to 300 pupils

imageWill Travers and I at the Blood Lions premiere

remembering-elephants-21With Ian Redmond at the Remembering Elephants book launch

imageMeeting Brain May at the opening of Oxford Street’s Lush store

d3s_2213Judi Dench and I at the International Wildlife Coalition Trust fundraising event for wild dogs

Kate on Conservation and Evanna Lynch support STAEJoining Harry Potter’s Evanna Lynch outside 10 Downing Street, when STAE delivered a petition to ban adverts of elephant-related tourist activities

imageBill Oddie at Angels for the Innocent’s fundraiser to stop the dog meat trade

11168180_496527633845119_2848067973043626139_nHosting my own art exhibition – A World of Wildlife – to raise funds for Born Free Foundation’s Europe elephant sanctuary

Kate On Conservation with Jane GoodallRepresenting National Geographic Kids Magazine at Roots and Shoots with Dr Jane Goodall

a-8Michaela Strachan, Anneka Svenska and I at the Blood Lions premiere

imageJohn Rendall (one of Christian the lion’s owners) and I at the Lion Aid Concert

pollyanna 2015With artist Pollyanna Pickering at her gallery in Derby

imageDominic Dyer, protesting against Taiji Cove slaughter

D3S_2151Supporting wild dogs with Peter Egan at the IWCT fundraiser

DSC_0357Jake Humphrey at the GoGoGorillas auction to raise funds for Born Free FoundationIMG_33114Kate Silverton, Leslie Phillips and Virginia McKenna at Wild Night at the moviesimageCelebrating Born Free Foundation’s 30th anniversary with Pollyanna Pickering and Virginia McKennaIMG_7930

Protesting against lifting the fox hunting ban, 2015, with Brian MayIMG_8412Gordon Buchanan delivering an lecture on urban foxes at the Rose Theatre, KingstonIMG_7377Joining the Global March for lions with Anneka Svenska

Meeting fellow blogger Wildlife Kate

Meeting fellow blogger Wildlife Kate at the UK Blog Awards 2016. Photo by Maurice Sparrow Photography.

12019824_525877617576787_478897163140551571_nVivienne Westwood at the press screening of How to Change the World

Gary Edwards Wetnose DayCelebrating Wetnose Day 2017 with Gary Edwards, author of ‘Tales of an Underdog’

Kate on Conservation and Go Go Gorilla Freddy - Norwich

Meeting the infamous Freddie GoGoGorilla

DSC_0362Mik Richardson, Freddie Mercury GoGoGorilla artist, and IZEBRA and Kate on Conservation at World of Wildlife Exhibition: In support of elephantsWarren Short, Zebra TM Director, their mascot and I

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