“Making Wildlife Conservation Cool”
Online talk, Monday 15 Feb, 6.30-7.30pm
Do you know any young people who’d like to break into the world of wildlife conservation?
If so, make sure they don’t miss ‘Making Wildlife Conservation Cool’, one of the forthcoming talks in our Wildlife in the Red series. The speaker is Arjun Dutta, an 18-year-old nature-lover from South London. Arjun will be sharing his inspiring journey to become a birder, wildlife photographer and blogger, with a huge social media following.
Arjun’s passion for the natural world led him to become a National Trust volunteer at the age of 14. He is now an ambassador for the #iwill campaign which encourages social action amongst young people, and the Cameron Bespolka Trust which inspires young people to love and appreciate wildlife. He is also a member of the youth panels for the British Trust for Ornithology and the London Wildlife Trust.
Arjun shares his stunning wildlife photographs on social media, and is particularly keen to make wildlife conservation ‘cool’ amongst his peers. He said:
“Having had a love for the natural world since I was seven, with bird-watching still being one of my greatest passions, much of my work revolves around making nature more accessible for young people, especially for those from minority backgrounds.”
Arjun is also currently working on a project which uses birdsong as a way of improving people’s mental health. As well as doing all this social media and voluntary work, Arjun is…studying for his A Levels!
The talk takes place on Monday 15 Feb, 6.30-7.30pm. Places are free, but booking is essential.