The BBC is transmitting a Saving Planet Earth Season later this month, and as part of the season, a new charity , the BBC Wildlife Fund is being launched. And the WLT's John Burton has been appointed as one of the Board of Trustees who will manage the fund.
The season of films will be introduced by Sir david Attenborough and Alan Titchmarsh. Each of the films in the season will feature celebs visiting field projects designed to save endangered species, the celebs include: Will Young, Graham Norton, Saira Khan, Fiona Bruce, Carol Thatcher, Phil Tufnel, Jack Osborne, Edith Bowman, and Nick Knowles.
Donations made to the new charity will be used to support conservation projects in the UK and worldwide. According to John Burton "It is a great privilege to be involved in this new initiative which I hope will raise significant funds for conservation. The downside is, that as I am a Trustee, the World Land Trust will probably not be eligible to apply for funds. However, I believe that the general raising of conservation awareness through the series will help all wildlife charities."
This month's BBC Wildlife Magazine includes a feature on the Saving Planet Earth Season, which commences on Sunday 24 June.