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Tuesday 15 October 2013, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
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5:45pm Venue doors open
6:00pm -6:45pm FFI’s 110th Annual General Meeting for Members
6:45pm-7.30pm Drinks reception for ticket holders in the Hall
7:30pm-8.30pm Libby Purves interviews FFI vice-president Sir David Attenborough
8:30pm-22.15pm Dinner for Conservation Circle members and special guests
This year we mark Fauna & Flora International’s (FFI’s) 110th anniversary. Members and supporters will join us for our celebratory event on 15 October at the Royal Geographical Society in London, where are hosting an interview with FFI vice-president Sir David Attenborough.
Sir David has been a member of FFI for 60 years, and a vice-president since 1980. As one of the world’s most respected and well-travelled broadcasters and naturalists, he has great insight into how the conservation community can best respond to the challenges it faces.
At our event, Sir David will be interviewed by Libby Purves (Times newspaper columnist, drama critic, broadcaster, author, and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Midweek programme) and will discuss the changing face of conservation since FFI’s inception in 1903, and the challenges for the future.
Over the course of its 110 year history, Fauna & Flora International (as it is now known) has continued to work tirelessly to protect not only species but the ecosystems upon which they depend. What began as efforts to protect game for hunting turned, by degrees, to conservation for the sake of other species including our own, and the wider environment.
Indeed, it is only because of our efforts that some of our most charismatic species are still around today. These include the mountain gorilla, whose plight was brought to international attention by Sir David Attenborough in 1978, and whose number, thanks to FFI’s efforts, have increased by 26% since 1991.
Please note: the interview with Sir David Attenborough is preceeded by the Fauna & Flora International Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM will be taking place between 6:00pm and 6:45pm. A drinks reception for ticket holders will be taking place between 6:45pm and 7:30pm, which will be followed by the interview with Sir David.
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