HRH The Duke of Edinburgh hosts Wildscreen lunch at Buckingham Palace
Today, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, hosted a lunch at Buckingham Palace on behalf of conservation charity Wildscreen.
The Duke of Edinburgh, who is patron of the award-winning charity, hosted the event to thank and engage key supporters and partners of the award-winning charity, with the twenty invited guests including representatives from international broadcasters, independent production companies, technology companies and funders.
The Duke of Edinburgh has been a patron of Wildscreen since 1982, when the first ever Wildscreen Festival was held in Bristol, UK. In 1996, His Royal Highness was awarded the Festival's highest accolade – the Outstanding Achievement Award – for his considerable contribution to environmental conservation efforts.
Lucie Muir, Director of Wildscreen, said: "We are delighted that The Duke of Edinburgh has welcomed Wildscreen's guests today for a celebration of our efforts to inspire millions of people around the world to value the wonders of the natural world through the power of film and photography. We are immensely grateful for His Royal Highness' continuing patronage and support."
Wildscreen's guests included: Antonio Alvarez (Alvarez and Marsal), Diana Fezer, Shona Graham, Janet Han Vissering (Nat Geo WILD), Martha Holmes (Plimsoll Productions), Carol Huang (Earthlands), Walter Koehler (Terra Mater Factual Studios), Tom Mockridge (Virgin Media), Hayley Moore (BBC Earth), Bruce Watson (Dimension Data Group), Germaine Wills (PBS), Kaitlin Yarnall (National Geographic Society) as well as Wildscreen Trustees and representatives.
Wildscreen (www.wildscreen.org) is a UK-based conservation charity whose mission is to convene the world's best filmmakers and photographers with the most committed conservationists to create compelling stories about the natural world; that inspire the wider public to experience it, feel part of it and protect.
- The Wildscreen Festival (www.wildscreen.org/festival) is the world's biggest celebration of natural world storytelling. Taking place every two years in Bristol, UK, it is home to the illustrious Wildscreen Panda Awards, the highest accolade in the wildlife film and TV industry.
- Wildscreen also runs Arkive (www.arkive.org), a free-to-access online encyclopaedia about the natural world, and Wildscreen Exchange (www.wilscreenexchange.org) a global hub giving conservation organisations unique access to imagery and expertise which helps them to tell the most pertinent conservation stories of our time.