They may seem unlikely bedfellows – the Princess-turned-bestselling-author and the much-loved TV presenter, activist and scourge of the Countryside Alliance. But Chris Packham and Princess Michael of Kent share a lifelong passion for big cats!
This year we’re welcoming the tourist boards of two brilliant big cat destinations as sponsors of our festival. The first, Tourism Uganda, shows us why there’s far more to the country’s wildlife than gorillas.
Tania will be telling us how to get into wildlife film-making in the Education Centre.
AfriCat (which stands for a free cat) is a research, education and conservation charity based in Namibia. They loved our first Big Cat event so much they just had to become sponsors for 2019!
Our inaugural Photographer of the Month is Paul Goldstein, guide at Exodus Travels.
Nothing raises the pulse quite like seeing a big cat stalking through the grass. Exodus – lead sponsor of Bradt’s Big Cat Festival has been creating small group big cat adventures for over 45 years. Here they share six of their favourite tours for spotting big cats.
We’re delighted to welcome Amy Dickman, National Geographic Explorer, and the founder of Tanzania’s Ruaha Carnivore project, to the Big Cat Festival! She’ll be educating us on Big Cat Conservation in Tanzania and Beyond, and asking the thought-provoking question: Do animal lovers pose a bigger threat to lions than trophy hunters?
Our headline speaker for this year’s festival is writer, broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham, who will be asking the important question – is there still space for large carnivores on earth? And if so, for how much longer?
Have your pictures judged by Paul Goldstein and Chris Packham on stage at the Big Cat Festival!
2018 saw the publication of John Rendall and Derek Cattani’s Christian the Lion: The Illustrated Legacy. At this years Big Cat Festival they’ll be talking to Adrian Phillips about Christian’s story, and will introduce us to some of the never before seen photos available in the book.
Brian Jackman has long been associated with big cats, most notably with the Marsh Lions of the Masai Mara. We spoke to him ahead of the festival about his favourite big cat moments!
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