‘A chat with Hannah and Sophie’ with Hannah Stitfall and Sophie Pavelle
Zoologists and best chums Hannah and Sophie share a love of British wildlife and adventures in their home patch. They also share a love of having a lot (maybe too much?) fun along the way. From midnight beaver watching, to polecats in the hedge on the way back from the pub, to hiking 300 miles of the South West Coast path raising money for The Wildlife Trusts last summer – the girls have many a wild story to tell! Hannah and Sophie will also share their experiences of working in wildlife conservation, TV and the science communication industry, offering insight and inspiration to those who wish to pursue a career in this area.
This recording will be available on Saturday 22nd August and for 3 months afterwards.
Hannah is an ardent zoologist, conservationist, filmmaker and presenter. She is currently a producer and presenter for BBC Earth and the digital presenter for BBC Springwatch. She is an ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts, UK Wild Otter Trust, Cornish Seal Sanctuary and Patron of Prickles and Paws Hedgehog Rescue Centre. Hannah is particularly passionate about illegal trafficking in the wildlife trade and conducted a Masters research project into this area in 2017. In her spare time, she is outside exploring the Cornish coastline at home with her dog Isabelle.
Sophie is a zoologist, science communicator and upcoming author. She has worked extensively across a range of environmental NGOs, assisting conservation advocacy in high profile campaigns. Alongside her work with Beaver Trust, she writes regularly for The Metro, BBC Wildlife and BBC Countryfile. Her debut book Forget-Me-Not’ (Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd: Spring 2022) documents a journey around Britain searching for species affected by climate change. Sophie is an ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts and the UK Wild Otter Trust. In her spare time, she is on her bike or in the sea, or looking for beavers.