About me

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Hi, Kate Snowdon here. I am a conservationist, and a campaigner for animal and human rights. I believe passionately in the education of future generations; I currently work for National Geographic KiDs and previously Discovery Education. I support the work of organisations such as the Big Issue, who believe in empowering the under-represented, and proudly contribute to feminist forums such as Viral Feminism. In 2017 I became the youngest Trustee of Born Free Foundation.

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I remember being about 10 years old and winning 3rd prize in raffle run by the Born Free Foundation. I was so excited as I opened the package which contained a colourful book filled with photographs taken by Julie Ward, a wildlife photographer from Suffolk, England who was murdered during a trip to Kenya. I knew then that my interest in African wildlife was firmly cemented and that I would one day visit this beautiful continent myself.

I have been a follower and supporter of the charity the Born Free Foundation for most of my life, and in 2008 my passion and interests in conservation came to a head when I travelled to South Africa and spent three months volunteering at Shamwari Game Reserve, which is home to the Julie Ward Born Free Centre.

I have more than 10 years of journalism experience, and a 1st Class degree in English Language & Communications with Journalism and Media Cultures, with a year’s study abroad in Australia (yep, it’s a rather long degree title, but one I am most proud of).

I have previously worked for Discovery Communications, Channel 4 Learning, Channel 4 Talent, BBC Blast, Archant, Today Magazines and Cubiqdesign over the last few years, but am perhaps most proud of the success of this blog and the opportunities it has afforded me. All views experienced on the site are of course my own, and not directly associated with any of my current or previous work places.

Contact me at: katesnowdon@hotmail.com. Twitter: @KateConsrvation. 

Take a look below at some of my favourite blog moments! Click each image to read the corresponding blog post:

Kate on Conservation meets David Attenborough

David Attenborough and I at the Environment Trust for Richmond’s annual lecture

Kate and Virginia

Virginia Mckenna  and I at the launch of Millie Marotta’s Wild Savannah book launch

Jane goodall and kate on conservation at roots and shoots global summit

Dr Jane Goodall and I at Windsor Castle (Interview in Parts 1 and 2)


Will Travers and I at the Blood Lions premiere


With Ian Redmond at the Remembering Elephants book launch


Meeting Brain May at the opening of Oxford Street’s Lush store


Judi Dench and I at the International Wildlife Coalition Trust fundraising event for wild dogs

Chris Packham and Kate on Conservation at Crush Cruelty protest march

Standing with Chris Packham at the Crush Cruelty protest in support of British wildlife.


Bill Oddie at the Angels for the Innocent comedy fundraiser to stop the dog meat trade

Kate On Conservation with Jane Goodall

Representing National Geographic Kids Magazine at Roots and Shoots with Jane Goodall



Michaela Strachan, Anneka Svenska and I at the Blood Lions premiere


John Rendall (one of Christian the lion’s owners) and I at the Lion Aid Concert

pollyanna 2015

With Pollyanna Pickering at her gallery in Derby


Supporting wild dogs with Peter Egan at the IWCT fundraiser


Jake Humphrey at the GoGoGorillas auction to raise funds for Born Free Foundation


With Pollyanna Pickering and Virginia Mckenna, celebrating Born Free Foundation’s 30th anniversary


Protesting against lifting the fox hunting ban, 2015, with Brian May


Joining the Global March for lions with Anneka Svenska

Wildlife Kate

Meeting fellow blogger Wildlife Kate at the UK Blog Awards 2016

Gary Edwards Wetnose Day

Celebrating the launch of Wetnose Day 2017 with Gary Edwards, author of ‘Tales of an Underdog’

IMG_1858Meeting the infamous Freddie GoGoGorilla


Mik Richardson, Freddie Mercury GoGoGorilla artist, and I


Warren Short, Zebra TM Director, their mascot and I.


Brian May, Kate Silverton, Louis Psihoyos, Bill Oddie – The panel for the Racing Extinction premiere


Vivienne Westwood at the press screening of How to Change the World


Dom Dyer, protesting against Taiji Cove slaughter

IMG_8412Gordon Buchanan delivering an lecture on urban foxes at the Rose Theatre, Kingston


Kate Silverton, Leslie Phillips and Virginia McKenna at Wild Night at the movies

Irwin'sBindi, Robert and Terri Irwin – talking about crocs!


Hosting my own art exhibition – A World of Wildlife – to raise funds for Born Free Foundation’s Europe elephant sanctuary


Delivering a whole school assembly on Racing Extinction to 300 pupils