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David Bellamy Annual Lecture Launch At Buckingham Palace

The Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management

A new annual lecture series has been established to celebrate the lifetime of work and inspiration of David Bellamy, the man who reconnected people with nature.

The David Bellamy Annual Lecture will be launched in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh, CIWEM Honorary Fellow, on 13 March at Buckingham Palace. Professor Chris Baines, the environmental campaigner and broadcaster, will give the inaugural lecture to an invited audience of conservationists, business leaders, and long-time media associates of David Bellamy.

The David Bellamy Annual Lecture is supported by The Conservation Foundation and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), and has been established to celebrate nearly a half century of communicating conservation issues and causes. Professor Bellamy is the co-founder and President of The Conservation Foundation and is an Honorary Fellow of CIWEM.

“David Bellamy is a boundless enthusiast. He continues to enthral us with his unique and engaging style of communication based on a robust attitude to conservation science,” said David Shreeve, Chief Executive of The Conservation Foundation.

“The David Bellamy Lecture is a fitting legacy of David’s many achievements and a gift to those who care about plants and animals and the stewardship of fragile ecosystems,” said Shreeve.

Nick Reeves OBE, Executive Director of CIWEM, said “The David Bellamy Lecture not only celebrates the work of a man who inspired a generation and reconnected people with nature, it is a fitting tribute to a scientist who pioneered natural history broadcasting and set the standard for other broadcasters in the field.”