In this talk, Nigel summarises the essence of his book ‘Wild Philippines’ (due Summer 2019), concentrating especially on some of the Philippines' many endemic species, particularly its birds. Through his talk, he describes a few of these species, and outlines both the huge problems faced as a result of habitat loss and some of the progress being made by the country's increasingly active and prominent conservation movement. Nigel has worked off and on for around 20 years in the Philippines and the talk will be richly illustrated with images of its fauna.
Nigel Hicks originally trained as a biologist before becoming a professional photographer. He works mainly in travel and tourism, though with a special interest in ecotourism, particularly in Southeast Asia, and most especially in the Philippines. He is a member of the National Geographic Image Collection, the photo agency wing of the USA's prestigious National Geographic Society, and is a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography.
Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm.
This is one of an annual programme of 6 talks organised by the London Bird Club a section of the London Natural History Society (LNHS). The LNHS organise around a 100 events a year, most of which are free. Their free guided walks offer a fantastic opportunity to discover London’s wild areas and to learn about wildlife from experts. See http://www.lnhs.org.uk/