Ask Chris Packham about why he thinks there are reasons to be positive about our planet’s future. This Q&A session was first aired at 8pm on Monday 29 March and was chaired by Rosie Trevelyan.

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Welcome to Reasons for optimism

As an introduction to Earth Optimism's session on Reasons for Optimism, Andrew Balmford and Rosie Trevelyan talk about changing the narrative around nature conservation. Screening from Monday 29 March.

The importance of the natural world

TV star and presenter Chris Packham explains his reasons for being optimistic about the future of nature, and his insights into why the natural world is so important for us all. Screening from Monday 29 March.

Chris Packham

Chris Packham is a naturalist, author, photographer and broadcaster. He is a biophilic and fascinated with living things. Initially trained as a camera man, he followed a path to on screen presenting. Best known for The Really Wild Show and the BBC Watches, he uses his passion for the natural world to inspire and inform.

Photo credit: Anna Deacon

Rosie Trevelyan

Dr Rosie Trevelyan is the Director of the Tropical Biology Association (TBA), an NGO that is building the capacity of conservation professionals from around the world. The TBA has offices in Cambridge and Nairobi, with over 2,500 alumni who have taken part in the TBA’s field courses and specialist programmes. Rosie is a co-organiser of the Student Conference on Conservation Science and a council member of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. She co-founded the Cambridge Conservation Forum in 1998 and the Cambridge Earth Optimism Summit in 2017 with Andrew Balmford.