Wildlife pre­sen­ter hon­oured by Perthshire ge­o­graph­i­cal so­ci­ety

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

A well-known wildlife pre­sen­ter has be­come an hon­orary mem­ber of the Perth-based Royal Scot­tish Ge­o­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety (RSGS).

Gor­don Buchanan, 46, re­cently wowed a packed au­di­ence at Perth The­atre with a talk en­ti­tled An­i­mal Fam­i­lies and Me.

He told the 400-strong at­ten­dees of his close en­coun­ters with some of the world’s most iconic an­i­mals.

From wolves in the north­ern reaches of Canada to “su­per tusker” ele­phants on the plains of Africa, the pre­sen­ter shared the off-screen sto­ries and in­tri­cate sci­ence be­hind some of his best re­mem­bered TV mo­ments.

He said his role as a wildlife film­maker was to in­spire peo­ple to care more deeply about the world around them and en­cour­age them to con­sider how ev­ery­one can help bet­ter pro­tect the habi­tats of wild an­i­mals in the fu­ture.

Mike Robin­son, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the RSGS, said: “We are de­lighted to wel­come Gor­don into our fam­ily of ge­o­graph­i­cal prac­ti­tion­ers, com­mu­ni­ca­tors, thinkers and do­ers.

“He has done much to in­spire a greater un­der­stand­ing and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of nat­u­ral spa­ces and wild an­i­mals, and has been a con­sis­tent source of in­formed and in­tel­li­gi­ble com­men­tary on a range of en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues in­clud­ing cli­mate change and habi­tat degra­da­tion.

“We look for­ward to work­ing with Gor­don as his re­mark­able film ca­reer con­tin­ues.”

Mr Robin­son added: “As an hon­orary fel­low, Gor­don joins an il­lus­tri­ous list of pre­vi­ous re­cip­i­ents, in­clud­ing fel­low film-mak­ers Doug Al­lan, Yann Arthus-Ber­trand and Sir David At­ten­bor­ough.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.