Kate on Conservation


Hi, Kate on Conservation here. I am a conservationist, and a campaigner for animal rights. I believe passionately in the education of future generations; having worked as Education Editor at National Geographic KiDs UK and Sub Editor at Discovery Education. In 2017, I became the youngest Trustee of Born Free Foundation, where I serve on the board, Marketing and Partnerships Committee and Programmes Committee. I am Head of Communications for the Whitley Fund for Nature, and in 2020, I founded The Wildlife Blogger Crowd community.

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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 15 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 worked for National Geographic Kids, 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 SavannahKate on Conservation and Dr Jane Goodall at Roots and Shoots awardsDr Jane Goodall and I at Windsor Castle (Interview in Parts 1 and 2)

Jonathan Scott and Kate on Conservation at Big Cat Festival
Catch up with Big Cat Man Jonathan Scott after his talk at Bradt’s Big Cat Festival.

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.

Racing Extinction preview screeningBrian May, Kate Silverton, Louis Psihoyos, Bill Oddie – The panel for the Racing Extinction premiereIMG_0643Delivering a whole school assembly on Racing Extinction to 300 pupilsimageWill Travers and I at the Blood Lions premiereremembering-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, where STAE delivered their petition to ban advertisements of elephant-related tourist activities

imageBill Oddie at the Angels for the Innocent comedy 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 sanctuaryKate 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 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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