Dr. Ian Little is a nature conservationist in South Africa, he created an award winning documentary on which Sir David Attenborough was the narrator.
Dr. Ian Little was listed in the top six winners for the Whitley Awards Week of 2017. As part of the awards each winner has a documentary that is then narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
The Whitley Awards are commonly referred to as the ‘Green Oscars’. The week long ceremony see’s each day being filled with activities that benefit each of the winners.
During their trip to London, the finalists will have the opportunity to meet Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) Patron, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, network with the other finalists, attend receptions with leading conservation organisations and academics, meet Whitley Fund for Nature donors and participate in professional development training
The Thursday evening is a donors dinner, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal presents the awards to the winners and their documentaries are featured for the donors viewing.
At last nights award ceremony, Ian was awarded £35,000 in project funding to help scale up on his work.
Dr. Ian Little has been working on securing a legally protected grassland habitat corridor across the Drakensburg escarpment in order to conserve strategic water sources and grassland wildlife.
“Working in conservation was never really a question (I did, once upon a time, have to decide between this and being a vet) as my whole life has been geared towards working with wildlife. Believe it or not I am passionate about being in the bush and living with wildlife.” – Dr. Ian Little
Sources: Times Live ZA
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