Simon King

Simon King

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Simon King is a widely renowned wildlife filmmaker whose passion for the natural world is evident through his highly engaging and visually spectacular programmes. With over 30 years experience as a wildlife cameraman and presenter, Simon has developed a sound reputation as an expert in his field and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including EMMY, BAFTA and RTS.

Simon’s most recent area of focus has been Scotland’s dramatic Shetland Isles, and his newfound enthusiasm for the area has led him to relocate to the Isles for a year with his family. His move and exploration was documented in the programme ‘Simon King’s Shetland Diaries’ which was broadcasted at prime time on BBC2 in 2010.

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The government has also published updated costs for culling in 2019. Last year it spent £5.8 million of taxpayers money on killing a species protected by its own act of parliament https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bovine-tb-government-badger-control-costs/government-badger-control-costs-2019

Check out @BBCCountryfile today for the results of this year’s calendar photo competition. Some real crackers as always! Let’s make this one raise more than ever for @BBCCiN BBC Children In Need #wildlifephotography #countryfile #wildlifeforwellbeing #nature #zeissnature

The most recent legalised killing of badgers has been ongoing since 2013. It is driven by our appetite for beef and dairy products and is a politicised action to win rural votes. It makes no meaningful difference to the control of Btb. You get 3 votes a day - with what you eat.

How to use your smart phone to get high quality stills and video through your @ZEISSBirding spotting scope https://youtu.be/73UYFYEZ09Q #zeissnature #zeissbirding #NaturePhotography #wildlife #nature #digiscoping #wildlifeforwellbeing

The sound of summer in your own home patch - just don’t mow, let it grow! Meadow and field grasshoppers thriving due to lockdown grass growth. Join me at 15.00 UK time for a live talk on wildlife and well-being http://www.zeiss.ly/naturehub-lectures #zeissbirding #zeissnsture #wildlife

The sound of summer... IF YOU LEAVE THE GRASS TO GROW! I used a lavalier mic on a stick to get close to the singing male meadow grasshopper. Join me for a live talk at 15.00 today to explore the many benefits that the natural world brings us https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8291493460122326284 #zeissbirding

Join me in the #zeissnature digital nature hub at 15.00 UK time for a live talk reflecting on my wild adventures around the planet https://seekbeak.com/v/40zdelQejDR #Birdfair #wildlifeforwellbeing #nature #wildlife #elephants

For goodness sake! Beavers are at last clawing their way back in to their pivotal role in ecosystem services to the UK landscape, and already folk baying to shoot them. Please sign this petition to implore the Scottish Government to ban lethal control http://www.parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/beaver

We fear that the badger cull will be expanded and vaccinated badgers will be shot despite Government commitment to move away from lethal control 🦡 More 👇
https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/news/fears-badger-cull-will-be-expanded-and-vaccinated-badgers-will-be-shot-despite-government

Join me soon (9am UK time) for a live talk and Q&A on the topic of nature during lockdown and how it provides an inspirational and healing resource for everyone https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zeiss.ly%2Fnaturehub-lectures&data=02%7C01%7C%7Caa394e88191e4f9f50a608d843724ef7%7C28042244bb514cd680347776fa3703e8%7C1%7C0%7C637333505509509760&sdata=j6I2ymBYzsIuE1d2riRNNn1%2BcZ29dOsAdtjR%2FAwLx6A%3D&reserved=0

We look forward to seeing you over at the new ZEISS Digital Nature Hub on the 21st – 23rd August for a whole host of fun adventures! The Lecture Theatre truly comes to life today, as we host a packed schedule of fascinating live talks. http://www.zeiss.ly/naturehub-lectures

Join me tomorrow morning for a live talk and Q&A. Click this link to register http://www.zeiss.ly/naturehub-lectures

Hedgehogs are becoming increasingly rare in the UK. Do your bit to help them https://www.simonkingwildlife.com/product-category/mammals-and-amphibians/hedgehogs/ #wildlifeforwellbeing #zeissnature #hedgehogs #hedgehog #zeissbirding #wildlife #nature

Delighted to be hosting several live talks taking place this weekend on the @ZEISSBirding Digital Nature Hub! Join me on Friday (9:00 GMT) Saturday and Sunday (15:00 GMT), for talks and live Q&A. You can pre-register for the talks here: http://www.zeiss.ly/naturehub-lectures

📹 In this video, Head of Investigations Scotland @Ian_M_Thomson speaks about the white-tailed eagle found poisoned, with a banned pesticide, on a grouse moor - the latest in a catalogue of incidents.

"It would be wrong to say we were surprised"

Surely now, enough is enough. 👇

Part 2 of ‘how to help butterflies’ film https://www.simonkingwildlife.com/product-category/bees-insects/butterflies/ #wildlifeforwellbeing #Butterflies #ButterflyCount #wildlife #zeissnature #birdingathome #nature #wildlife

We are heartbroken to announce that today HS2 Ltd will be taking legal possession of our Calvert Jubilee nature reserve for future clearance works. For 10 years we have fought long and hard against this. We are calling on govt to stop and rethink http://bbowt.org.uk/news/hs2-nature-pays-price

⚠️ BREAKING: Young, satellite-tagged white-tailed eagle found poisoned on a grouse moor - in a raptor persecution hotspot in Aberdeenshire in the Cairngorms National Park.

Another casualty during lockdown.

Police are appealing for information:
https://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/news/2020/july/rare-white-tailed-sea-eagle-poisoned

It’s butterfly season! There’s a lot you can do in your home patch to encourage these gorgeous insects. Look out for part 2 of this film, posting shortly https://www.simonkingwildlife.com/product-category/bees-insects/butterflies/ #wildlifeforwellbeing #butterflies #zeissnature #nature #birdingathome #wildlife

There’s still time to submit your #countryfile photo competition entries for this year’s calendar. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3MYSYXBX4fPGp3PvG8vXLSN/can-you-capture-the-bright-and-beautiful