Wildlife Conservation Now

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A special event on the eve of the Coronation.

This event takes place in the British Library and will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person, or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up.  In-person ticket bookers will also be sent a bonus link to the online event. Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.

The online version of this event will be live captioned.

King Charles III has been described as ‘one of the great conservationists of our time’, and even in a constitutional monarchy he has always been able to highlight the plight of our environment. Natural England chair Tony Juniper, who collaborated with the former Prince of Wales on his book Harmony argues that Charles ‘has touched on all the most important environmental issues at one point or another: disappearing wildlife, pollution, food and water security, climate change, rainforests, the circular economy, sustainability and plastic waste in our oceans, as well as organic agriculture.’  

Following on from his father’s noted Presidency of the WWF, Charles has been chair, patron or supporter of numerous charities and organisations that focus on the importance of nature.

This event with some of these leading groups, focuses on the past, present and vital future of wildlife conservation, in Britain and around the world. Despite the difficult challenges of species decline, habitat loss and climate change, there is also amazing work in progress and some success stories to build from.

Craig Bennett, chief executive of The Wildlife Trusts, is joined by Beccy Speight, Chief Executive of the RSPB and Andrew Terry Director of Conservation at ZSL in conversation with Justin Rowlatt, the BBC’s Climate Editor.

This event accompanies The British Library’s exhibition Animals: Art, Science and Sound.

If you’re attending in person, please arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start time of this event. We are committed to the safety of our event bookers. Find out how we are welcoming you to the Library safely.

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Name: Wildlife Conservation Now
Where: Pigott Theatre
The Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Pay what you can
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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