Day 1 – News of the Day
9:30AM – 10:30AM
Lecture Hall | Clifton Pavilion
Our conference started with a context-setting discussion between a diverse panel of senior leaders and thinkers, reflecting on the week’s news agenda and major influences on the environmental communication sector.
Chris is the presenter of the Weekend Breakfast programme on BBC Radio 5 live. He’s worked in radio for around 20 years presenting programmes on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 4 and also hosting the Number One True Crime Podcast, Beyond Reasonable Doubt.
Chris Warburton broadcasts to the nation every weekend, hosting the Weekend Breakfast programme on BBC Radio 5 live. He’s worked in radio for around 20 years, presenting programmes on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Local Radio. Chris has presented and reported from some of the world’s biggest events, including the football World Cup in South Africa, the Rio Olympics and the US Presidential elections. He has covered major breaking news stories, such as the Paris terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower disaster. In 2017 Chris hosted the Number One True Crime podcast, Beyond Reasonable Doubt. He’s currently working on a new podcast, marking the 25th anniversary of Waco.
Paul is a marine biologist and science communicator with a keen interest in conservation psychology. He’s Director of the Shark Trust is a globally influential charity, based in Plymouth. Their work blends science, policy advocacy, targeted stakeholder action and public engagement to create positive change for sharks and rays.
Nicole Itano is the Director of Media and Content at WWF-UK and a passionate advocate of the power of stories to drive change. Before moving into non-profit communications, Nicole spent 10 years reporting from across Africa and Europe for some of the world’s largest media outlets, including The New York Times, Time Magazine, Bloomberg TV and Al Jazeera English. At WWF, she leads an award-winning team that is working to raise awareness of biodiversity loss and the need to restore nature.
Avon Wildlife Trust
Bath & North East Somerset Council
BBC Natural History Unit
Bristol City Council
Bristol Zoo Gardens
University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of the West of England
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The Natural History Consortium is a charitable collaboration between these member organisations.
Engaging people with the natural world through collaborative action. Reg Charity 1123432