Today marks the start of Kate’s three years as President of wetland conservation charity, WWT.
WWT creates and protects wetlands to help wildlife and people to thrive. Kate’s association with WWT dates back to the early days of Springwatch, when its down-to-earth, friendly approach to conservation struck a chord.
She said: “I’m very excited about my next three years as WWT President. It feels as though WWT is on the cusp of something new and amazing. The time has come for the WWT way to become the mainstream. WWT’s proactive, hands on approach to conservation appealed to me right from the start, and I’ve learned that the charity brings a ‘can do’ attitude to all aspects of its work.
“I feel very at home with the way WWT engages with the public. They’re determined that wildlife is for everybody to enjoy, and that’s my approach too: in order to work, conservation has to include people. My job is simply to make more people aware of the huge amount WWT has to offer. What a lovely job to have!”
The broad range of tasks Kate has already carried out in support of WWT over the years, includes: