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Aitchison, John

John Aitchison has been filming wildlife for twenty years. He first worked for the RSPB Film Unit, then filmed and produced a number of programmes with his wife Mary-Lou for the BBC’s Natural Worldseries. These included The Amber Time Machine, presented by Sir David Attenborough. John has filmed for many other series, including Hebrides – Islands on the Edge, which was awarded the Best Series panda at Wildscreen 2014. Yellowstone – Winter and Frozen Planet both won team BAFTAs for Cinematography. The Frozen Planet photography team also won an Emmy. John sometimes presents programmes on Radio 4, most recently about the demise of the passenger pigeon. His book, The Shark and the Albatross, will be published in September 2015.

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1, 2015Hullo Creative

ATM (ATMstreetart) paints endangered species street art, using urban walls as a stark reminder of the species that once lived here, yet could again with regeneration of habitats. There is an urgent need to reverse the catastrophic decline of so many once-common species. The painted walls exist to call attention to the beauty and importance of those living creatures that are so often overlooked and whose needs so often ignored. By bringing colour and beauty to neglected areas the hope is to inspire active participation in further environmental improvements. Small changes repeated on a large scale can have dramatically positive effects. The aim is to help inspire a transformation of our towns, cities and countryside by renaturing and rewilding. Then the art will have achieved its purpose.

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1, 2016Mary Colwell
Baines, Chris

Chris Baines is one of the UK’s leading independent environmentalists and an award winning writer and broadcaster. He is self-employed and works as an adviser to central and local government and to a number of corporate clients in the water, financial management and urban regeneration industries. He trained originally as a horticulturist and he has been a champion of wildlife gardening, urban ecology and cross-sectoral partnership working for more than 40 years. A founder of the first urban wildlife group, in Birmingham, in 1979, he created the first wildlife garden at Chelsea Flower Show in 1985, and his book How to Make a Wildlife Garden has been in print for almost 30 years. He is a national Vice President of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. In 2004 he was awarded the RSPB’s medal of honour, and in 2013 he received the Peter Scott Memorial Award from the British Naturalists Association.

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1, 2013Hullo Creative
Balmford, Andrew

Andrew Balmford is Professor of Conservation Science in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, where his main research interests are the costs and benefits of effective conservation, and exploring how conservation might best be reconciled with land-demanding activities such as farming. To have most impact he focuses his research in developing countries and collaborates closely with conservation practitioners and with colleagues in other disciplines. He helped establish the Cambridge Conservation Forum, the Cambridge Conservation Initiative and the annual Student Conference on Conservation Science. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2011, and since 2013 has served as a Trustee of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Europe’s largest conservation charity. His 2012 book Wild Hope highlights success stories in conservation and argues that cautious optimism is essential in tackling environmental challenges.

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1, 2016Hullo Creative
Benton, Michael

Michael Benton is a palaeontologist who has made fundamental contributions to understanding the history of life. He is interested in drivers all aspects of macroevolution, including the Permo–Triassic mass extinction, the largest mass extinction of all time. He is also interested in dinosaur feathers and colour, and was one of the first to show evidence for the colour of a dinosaur, and was part of the team that announced the first dinosaur tail in amber. He has written more than 50 books, including engaging books for children as well as several leading palaeontology textbooks for university students. Mike Benton founded the MSc in Palaeobiology at Bristol in 1996, from which more than 320 students have graduated. He has supervised more than 65 PhD students. He is currently Head of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2014.

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1, 2017Hullo Creative
Birkhead, Tim

Tim Birkhead is a professor of behaviour and evolution at the University of Sheffield. His research on promiscuity and sperm competition in birds helped to re-shape current understanding of bird mating systems. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2004. As well as a passion for research, Tim is committed to undergraduate teaching and the public understanding of science. His talks (like The Early Birdwatchers) and popular science books have gained widespread recognition: The Wisdom of Birds (2008) won ‘bird book of the year award’ and Bird Sense (2012) was short-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. His most recent books are Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology since Darwin (2014) and The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird’s Egg (2016).

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