An evening with Whitley Gold Award winner, Fernando Trujillo, hosted by BBC presenter, Kate Humble.

Date: Thursday 30th November 2017
Venue: Royal Geographical Society, London
Times: 6pm drinks reception – 7pm talk

Fernando Trujillo, Whitley Award winner              Kate Humble, BBC television presenter

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening with Whitley Gold Award winner, Fernando Trujillo, who recently starred in the award-winning documentary, A River Below.

The film exposes the illegal killing of Amazonian river dolphins to sustain the mota fish industry, and the high levels of toxic mercury making their way into the food chain and onto people’s plates. The film follows Fernando’s campaign to tackle this at the political level and highlights the very real risks conservationists face in South America. It asks what sacrifices are acceptable in the fight for this endangered animal and what are the bigger social, economic and environmental issues involved?

Hosted by BBC presenter, Kate Humble, the evening will include extracts from the film (which won Best Environmental Documentary at Sheffield Doc/Fest this year) as well as a chance to hear from Fernando himself; the world’s leading expert on river dolphins. We also hope to be joined by WFN Trustee, Sir David Attenborough (filming schedule permitting).

Tickets cost £30 and and include a pre-talk drink: Buy tickets

There are also a limited number of under-25s tickets costing £20: Buy UNDER-25s tickets

You can read more about Fernando’s work to conserve river dolphins across the Amazon basin here.

Important Notice

  • This event is paper-less; the names of ticket buyers will be added to a guest list at the door along with the number of tickets purchased. Please keep a copy of your payment confirmation email as proof of purchase.
  • ID will be required at the door for under-25s tickets.
  • Some scenes may be unsuitable for younger viewers. Parental discretion advised.
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