Wildlife presenters feature in the BBC Wildlife Magazine’s ‘Wildlife Power List’ and ‘Ten Top Tweeters to Follow’
Wildlife TV presenters Chris Packham and Jess French were among Britain’s 50 most influential conservation heroes announced in the May issue of the BBC Wildlife Magazine and Maya Plass is one of the ten top wildlife tweeters to follow.
Chris Packham is featured on the cover of the magazine alongside Sir David Attenborough and primate scientist Dr Jane Goodall. This is the very first Wildlife Power List. A list selected by the BBC Wildlife Magazine’s panel of experts of the 50 most important British conservation heroes – those selected are believed to be the people who will have the biggest impact on wildlife in the next decade.
BBC Wildlife Magazine editor, Matt Swaine says: “These are the people who we believe will shape the way we see the natural world in the coming years and who have the greatest potential to deliver a positive outcome for wildlife both in the UK and abroad.”
Chris Packham leads the way for wildlife
Chris Packham features in second place with Matt Swaine’s commenting: “Presenting programmes like the BBC’s Springwatch, Chris inspires millions of people to take an interest in the wildlife on their doorstep, and when he speaks out about wildlife issues from illegal raptor persecution to illegal hunting in Malta, people sit up and take notice. His positive voice and belief that we can and must make a difference means he richly deserves his place on the BBC Wildlife Power List.” Read more >>
Jess French inspires future generations in conservation
Jess French, presenter of CBeebies hit wildlife show last summer “Mini Beast Adventure with Jess” was number 43 on the list as having “transfixed the nation’s two- and three-year-olds, showing them the wonderful world of spiders, earwigs and slugs.” Jess filmed the series after doing work experience at BBC Wildlife. She is an incredibly passionate and inspirational wildlife presenter, zoologist and naturalist who is about to also qualify as a veterinary surgeon. Read more about Jess >>
Maya Plass tweets for our oceans
Maya Plass, marine ecologist and conservationist and wildlife presenter was listed as one of the top ten tweeters to follow. Maya is passionate about conservation of marine ecosystems and our ocean wildlife. Maya is passionate about communicating marine sciences to the general public in an exciting, knowledgeable and understandable way and you can follow Maya here to keep up to date with her brilliant work and discoveries. Mayas profile >>