Northward Norfolk District Quango has appear that Chris Packham will exist speaking at their online Greenbuild festival this twelvemonth.

The TV presenter, wildlife practiced, author and conservationist is hosting a talk to discuss biodiversity, climate change and conservation with a focus on the North Norfolk area.

This year’s Greenbuild Festival runs from the 1st to the 12th of Nov with Packham’south talk taking place on Wednesday, November three.

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Just four days agone Chris Packham revealed that hate campaigners blew up a Land Rover outside the front gate of his house.

Balaclava-clad thugs drove the vehicle to the BBC Springwatch presenter’south remote country home and set burn down to it earlier fleeing in a getaway car just after midnight on Friday.

The burnt out car outside his house

Chris, 60, who was alone in the house, said the 4X4 turned into an inferno and exploded presently after.

In an exclusive interview, the anti-chase campaigner said: “I’d gone to bed and absolutely crashed out, literally crashed out, zonked.

“The gate isn’t visible from the bedroom but of course when information technology exploded, information technology went off with a massive blindside which woke me and the dogs up.

“It was an inferno. The neighbours called the burn down brigade and they turned up and put it out. The police turned up a bit later.”

Some of the damage caused by the inferno

Some of the harm caused by the inferno

Information technology’s not the beginning time the apostle has been targeted. In 2019 he received death threats after launching a legal challenge to stop people shooting so-called pest birds like crows and pigeons.

He has also had barbed wire left on his drive to puncture his tyres and found dead crows tied to his forepart gate.

Mr. Packham said: “It is hugely important that we open upward these conversations most the changing environs and the part we can all play to protect it.

Regardless of the abuse he’due south received, he continues to speak out on conservation and climate change. At the effect being held in Norfolk, he’ll particularly focus on the species that call our canton home.

A rare nightjar

A rare nightjar

“Norfolk has a wonderfully diverse eco-organisation and is home to some many rare and lesser-spotted species, such every bit nightjars, adders and not to mention over half the world’due south population of gray and common seals choose the Norfolk coast to breed. These must be protected and nurtured and then they can thrive and exist enjoyed for many years to come.

“I look forwards to exploring the wider picture of conservation and discussing my passion for our natural world at Greenbuild.”

Cllr Sarah Butikofer, leader of NNDC, said: “I am delighted that Chris is joining the squad for our online Greenbuild event this yr.

“As we hear more about the damage being washed to our natural surround through Climate Modify, nosotros need to call back too the bear upon this has on our bio-diversity.

“Norfolk is home to many rare species and we need to keep doing all we can to protect them and assist them thrive.”

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Other speakers include Dominic Buscall from the Wild Ken Colina housing project, local stylist “Fabulous Miss Yard”, ho-hum-fashion apostle Cynthia Ko who volition discuss sustainable fashion, and Rikke Nagell-Kleven who will be exploring the concept of “algae innovation” in North Norfolk.

Chris Packham’south event will be available for booking here from Friday October 15.

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