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

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. Don’t miss it!

Tickets: £25 per person, or £20 for under 25s (with valid ID), including a welcome gin & tonic cocktail generously sponsored by Wicked Wolf Gin.

Buy tickets now: https://the-making-of-our-planet-conservation.eventbrite.co.uk

Information for attendees: Doors will open at 6pm, with the talk beginning at 7pm. Please use the Exhibition Road entrance.

While ticket sales will go to covering the evening’s costs, WFN will be running a Christmas Fundraising campaign during the week of the event through The Big Give, where attendees and supporters will have the opportunity to help WFN support the work of proven grassroots conservation leaders across the Global South.

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