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Date published: 13th October 2021

North Norfolk District Council is thrilled to announce our final speaker for our Greenbuild event this year: TV presenter, wildlife expert, author and conservationist Chris Packham!

Packham will be hosting a talk on Wednesday November 3 to discuss biodiversity, climate change and conservation with a focus on the North Norfolk area.

He commented: “It is hugely important that we open up these conversations about the changing environment and the part we can all play to protect it.

“Norfolk has a wonderfully diverse eco-system and is home to some many rare and lesser-spotted species, such as nightjars, adders, and not to mention over half the world’s population of grey and common seals choose the North Norfolk coast to breed. These must be protected and nurtured so they can thrive and be enjoyed for many years to come.

“I look forward to exploring the wider picture of conservation and discussing my passion for our natural world at Greenbuild.”

TV presenter, wildlife expert, author and conservationist Chris Packham

Cllr Sarah Butikofer, Leader of NNDC, added: “I am delighted that Chris is joining the team for our online Greenbuild event this year. As we hear more about the damage being done to our natural environment through Climate Change, we need to remember too the impact this has on our bio-diversity, Norfolk is home to many rare species and we need to keep doing all we can to protect them and help them thrive."

Packham joins a roster of fascinating hosts for the virtual event, which takes place between November 1-12, alongside COP26.

Other speakers include Dominic Buscall from the Wild Ken Hill rewilding project, local stylist “Fabulous Miss K” and slow-fashion campaigner Cynthia Ko who will discuss sustainable fashion, and Rikke Nagell-Kleven who will be exploring the concept of “algae innovation” in North Norfolk.

All tickets and event information can be found here*.

 *Chris Packham's event will be available for booking from Friday Oct 15 so please check back then.

Last updated: 14th October 2021