The Making of “Our Planet”: Conservation Behind the Camera

Date: 4th December 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Tickets: £25.00

Information for attendees

Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR (Exhibition Rd entrance)

6:00pm    Doors open for drinks reception
7:00pm    The Making of ‘Our Planet’, talk hosted by Alastair Fothergill & Jayson Ibañez
8:15pm    Post-event reception
Please note early arrivals will not be able to gain admittance to the RGS before 6pm.

Please bring a printed or digital copy of your ticket to gain entry to the event. If you are coming on a young person’s ticket, please be sure to bring photo ID.

A complimentary gin and tonic generously sponsored by Wicked Wolf Gin and Fever Tree will be available prior to the talk for all 18+ attendees. There will also be a paid bar service available before and after the talk.

This event will be photographed and images may be used in WFN’s publicity materials.

Follow us on social media @WhitleyAwards and share your content from the evening using the hashtag #ConservingOurPlanet.

Silent Auction now open!
We’re excited to announce that this week we will be auctioning a copy of the Our Planet book, signed by Sir David Attenborough and Series Producer Alastair Fothergill. 

Funds raised go directly to WFN, enabling us to support outstanding conservation leaders around the world. To place your bid on this one-of-a-kind item, please email [email protected] with your name, contact information, and bid. Silent auction open now until Friday 6th December at 2pm

Event description

WFN Trustee Sir David Attenborough’s Netflix documentary series, Our Planet, showcased Earth’s stunning wildlife and brought conservation to the forefront of natural history film-making like never before.

Join WFN and Series Producer Alastair Fothergill in a lavishly illustrated and entertaining talk, as Alastair tells the story behind the making of this landmark original series.  Accompanying Alastair on stage will be 2015 Whitley Award winner Jayson Ibañez whose work to protect the magnificent Philippine Eagle was featured in Our Planet. Jayson will provide a unique insight into the conservation work taking place behind the camera as one of the many conservationists supported by WFN who helped bring this series to life, and whose efforts are critical to preserving our natural world.

Aligning wildlife documentary film-making and conservation, this talk will reveal hidden secrets and behind-the-scenes footage from Our Planet while delving deeper into the work of a conservationist fighting to bring wildlife back from the brink.

Tickets are now SOLD OUT. Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets! We look forward to seeing you at the event. 

Image Credit: Klaus Nigge (Philippine eagle), Silverback Films