WLT Patrons host special events to mark 25th Anniversary SEARCH NEWS

Chris Packham.

The 25th anniversary celebration of World Land Trust (WLT) on 6 May – attended by WLT Patron Sir David Attenborough and WLT’s conservation partners – will be followed by two more anniversary events hosted by WLT’s patrons in the autumn.

The event in May was the first in a series of 25th Anniversary events and tickets will soon be on sale for two more events with patrons Chris Packham and David Gower in the autumn.

WLT Friends will have priority booking for both events.

Controversial Conservation with Chris Packham

Chris chaired our first Controversial Conservation debate in 2013 when the topics aired included: ‘Saving niche species: is it worth it?’, ‘Living with big dangerous animals: is it safe?’ and ‘Domestic cats: love them or hate them?’

The evening sparked lively debate and has inspired WLT to hold conservation debates every year.

In 2014 the topic will be ‘Killing other people’s birds’. Whether it’s the Hen Harrier/Grouse issue, bird trapping on British Sovereign Territory or bird hunting in Malta and Cyprus there will be plenty to debate – and Chairman, Chris Packham, isn’t afraid of voicing his opinions. Join the discussion and have your say but book early as space is limited; tickets will go on sale in July.

Controversial Conservation 2014 with Chris Packham takes place at the Royal Society, 2 September at 7pm. More information about the event »

David Gower & Friends

The Trust’s third Patron, former England cricket captain and sport commentator David Gower will be hosting an evening of cricket and chat in Norwich in September. He will be joined on stage by sport writer and nature journalist Simon Barnes and the inimitable Bill Oddie, both of whom are WLT Council members.

There are a limited number of tickets for a champagne reception after the performance. During the reception, guests will be able to meet and mingle with David, Simon and Bill.

David Gower & Friends takes place at Blackfriars Hall, Norwich, 3 September at 7pm. More information about the event »