Life on land is at risk and urgent action must be taken to reduce the loss of natural habitats and biodiversity which are part of our common heritage. Find out more with host Greg Foot, young activist Bella Lack and UKRI GCRF Researcher Federica Di Palma.


Greg Foot is a Science Journalist on BBC TV & Radio (including BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?’), a successful Podcaster (‘Surprisingly Brilliant’) & popular YouTuber (including ‘Let’s Go Live’ & ‘BBC Earth’). He also gives talks on his science adventures & runs public engagement training around the world. He is a member of Cheltenham Science Festival Advisory Group.

Bella Lack is a 17-year-old conservationist and ambassador for the Born Free Foundation, STAE, RSPCA and Jane Goodall Institute. She is also part of the Ivory Alliance: a group of ‘influencers’ and politicians working to combat the Illegal Wildlife Trade. Bella delivers speeches, including speaking at the People’s Walk for Wildlife, the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in 2018 and TEDX Brighton 2019. At the moment she’s working on a feature-length documentary on the extinction crisis which will be out in Autumn 2020.

Prof Federica Di Palma (PI) is the Director of Science at the Earlham Institute (EI) and director of the BRIDGE Colombia network of researchers across the UK and Colombia.


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