Kate has been a Patron of WVI since its beginnings in 2004. She is perhaps best known for presenting iconic shows such as the BBC's Springwatch and Autumnwatch.
After leaving school, Kate travelled in Africa doing various jobs from hatching crocodiles, to driving and cooking for safari companies. That was before becoming a researcher on the BBC’s Holiday programme, where she was soon asked to present her first report. More recently, Kate and husband Ludo bought a 118 acre farm where they have set up a centre to promote sustainable farming skills, rural crafts and wildlife conservation. Find out more by visiting Kate’s Website.
Speaking about why she became a patron of WVI Kate says, ‘Wildlife Vets International provides specialist veterinary expertise to support people working in wildlife conservation all over the world. Many small, local conservation organisations find it hard to fund the often hugely specialist veterinary care they need. WVI provides vets, drugs and, most crucially, training to projects supporting some of the world’s most endangered wildlife, including the Sumatran tiger and the Amur leopard.’