Chris Packham

Naturalist, Broadcaster, Author, Photographer


Chris Packham is a naturalist, campaigner, broadcaster, author and photographer. He is a biophilic and fascinated with living things.

Initially trained as a camera man, he followed a path to on screen presenting. He is a presenter of BBC’s EARTH, Inside Our Autistic Minds and BAFTA award-winning Springwatch series. He uses his passion for the natural world to inspire, inform and influence positive action for animal welfare, wildlife and the environment.

He has been awarded the Dilys Breese BTO Medal for his outstanding work in promoting science to new audiences and was voted Conservation Hero of the Year in the Birders’ Choice Awards organised by Birdwatch magazine during lockdown when he started daily broadcasting of the Self Isolating Bird Club.

In May 2019 he was awarded a CBE by Buckingham Palace. He is also a punk rocker, Autistic person using his voice to fight wildlife injustices wherever he sees them.

“Shout above the noise. If you want people to listen to you – you HAVE to shout above the noise.”

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