Wildlife presenter honoured by Perthshire geographical society
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.”