Join us for an evening of discovery as we share Australia’s most inspiring, extraordinary locations and the conservation challenges of the land Down Under by passionate conservationist Brendon Bevan. This exclusive event will be held at the prestigious Australia House in London.
When: Wednesday 6th June 2018
Where: Australia House, The Strand, London WC2B 4LA
Doors open: 6:30pm
Talk: 7.00pm followed by drinks & canapes
Notes: Photo ID is required by Australia House, dress code is smart casual
To reserve your space please email email@example.com - please do feel free to bring a friend.
Applying the knowledge of wildlife and ecosystem management from Africa to the extremes of Australia places Brendon in the rare position as a pioneer of conservation and proponent of both Continents. There are parallels to be drawn between both lands and for the avid Africa and safari-lover this talk will give insight into the unique experiences on offer in Australia as well as the challenges faced in conserving these.
The evening will also briefly showcase an extraordinary range of niche Australian travel experiences. Exploring the 'Galapagos' of Australia on Kangaroo Island, swimming with humpback whales in Sal Salis, exclusively diving the Great Barrier Reef from Lizard Island and accessing far-flung coastal flood plains on the edge of Kakadu National Park aboard an airboat, just a mere taster of what is possible.
Brendon Bevan – Arkaba Conservancy, Flinders Range South Australia
Brendon grew up on the family owned Game Lodge in the Northern Provence of South Africa near the Gaborone border with Botswana – an environment which was to influence his life dramatically and ultimately form the foundation of a very fortunate career guiding in some of the most pristine habitat Africa has to offer.
An unquenchable thirst for knowledge saw Brendon navigate his way through Southern Africa, guiding and managing lodges in some of the most remote and exclusive areas of South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia. In 2010, that same thirst drew Brendon deep into the Australian Outback having fallen in love with an entirely new wilderness. Working with one of the most exclusive and wildlife focused lodges that Outback Australia has to offer, Brendon’s guiding career spans more than two decades and traverses two of the most environmentally diverse continents on Earth.
Since taking up his role as Arkaba’s General Manager, Brendon has been dedicated to the development of this 60,000 acre private wildlife conservancy. He is the chairperson of the South Australian Arid Lands North Flinders Group and has been actively engaged with South Australian National Parks’ ‘Bounceback’, a landscape scale conservation program. Brendon loves applying a variation of knowledge gained over years in Africa to an ever changing environment in the incredibly diverse ecosystems at Arkaba.
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