Professor James Lovelock appointed as DWT patron
Friday 17th July 2015
(Photo above) Professor James Lovelock at Worbarrow Bay in Dorset © Sandy Lovelock
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is delighted to welcome its newest patron, local resident and life-long member, Professor James Lovelock.
Amongst many things, Professor Lovelock is the inventor of the first device to detect CFCs in the atmosphere, originator of ‘The Gaia Theory’, author of seven books, and a Dorset resident with a keen interest in the natural environment. He was also the first living scientist in history to have an exhibition about his work in the Science Museum last year.
A trust member since the 1960s
Professor Lovelock joined Dorset Wildlife Trust as a life member in the 1960s. At the turn of the century in 2000, he completed the 630 mile South West coast path walk, in just 13 weeks, and has always enjoyed exploring Dorset’s natural environment.
'Dorset is an important part of my life'
Professor Lovelock said, “Completing the South West coast path walk felt like a wonderful achievement, and it was great to see the South West coastline so untouched. Dorset is an important part of my life and my support for Dorset Wildlife Trust is very strong. I have nothing but admiration for DWT. I’m so pleased to have been a member since the 1960s, even though I’ve not lived in Dorset for all that time!”
DWT looks forward to working with Professor Lovelock on a range of different projects
DWT’s Chairman, Professor Nigel Webb said, “Professor Lovelock is an internationally renowned scientist and his Gaia Hypothesis has become firmly established. The originality of his thoughts and the breath of his knowledge and concern for the environment will be a huge asset to DWT. It is a great honour for Dorset Wildlife Trust to count Professor Lovelock as one of our Patrons and we look forward to working with him on a range of different projects.”
Find out how to support DWT
To find out more about different ways to support Dorset Wildlife Trust, and become a member phone 01305 264620.
For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
Working for a secure future for Dorset’s wildlife enriching the quality of life
Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.
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