Michaela Strachan could use Strictly Come Dancing to spread conservation message
10 May 2019 - 5:00 PM

Michaela Strachan could use Strictly Come Dancing to spread conservation message

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Michaela Strachan would love to compete on "Strictly Come Dancing" so she could use her stint on the show to teach the audience about conservation.

The 53-year-old nature enthusiast is a big fan of the BBC ballroom programme and would be very keen to learn how to foxtrot and rumba.

And Michaela would also like to educate the millions watching at home the importance of looking after the natural world.

When asked if an appearance on the show could provide a platform to promote conservation, she said: "It would be a nice idea, wouldn't it. I need to put that forward to the powers that be. Although it could be difficult to subtly get a conversation message out there on "Strictly" whilst doing a rumba!"

Michaela is a permanent fixture on the BBC wildlife shows "Springwatch", "Autumnwatch" and "Winterwatch" along with her long-time presenting partner Chris Packham and she is determined to use those British wildlife programmes to start a "sustainable revolution" to help save the planet from pollution and destruction.

Chris Packham still being targeted

Chris Packham still being targeted

15 May 2019 - 1:00 PM

Chris Packham still being targeted

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, she said: "We're really encouraging people on "Springwatch" to do a lot of citizen science and what we're really focusing on this year is what people can do to their gardens to make them more wildlife friendly, because the amount of gardens we have in this country are the size of Suffolk, I think, so it's a huge part of our natural habitat and we're trying to persuade people to make it more wildlife friendly, don't pave your garden over and keep a habitat for wildlife. Start on your doorstep and then people can take it further than that.

"I get involved in many campaigns to make more people aware by using my voice and my position. We started the industrial revolution that caused an awful lot of problems worldwide, now we need to get a sustainable revolution going in the UK. It's something we could be very proud of in future years if we do."

Michaela Strachan says 'Winterwatch' is 'not Disney'

Michaela Strachan says 'Winterwatch' is 'not Disney'

22 January 2019 - 6:00 PM

Michaela Strachan says 'Winterwatch' is 'not Disney'

Michaela has teamed up with the world's leading independent conservation organisation WWF and Old Mout cider to educate Brits about habitat destruction

The two organisations have come together to commission a series of animations demonstrate what would happen to eight UK cities in 24 hours if the same rate of deforestation was applied and Michael hopes the powerful visuals will make people wake up to the scale of destruction that is going in the natural world.

She said: "We talk about climate change and habitat destruction and it sometimes it seems very distant and yet it is part of what is happening right now for the planet. Sometimes you have to give people illustrations of that. The animations that Old Mout have done shows you how quickly a city like Bristol or London would disappear if it were disappearing at the same rate as a rainforest in the Amazon, for example. The whole of London would be gone in under a week if it were disappearing at the same rate as our natural world. When you think about that it really hammers it home."

Mark Wright, Director of Science at WWF, added: "We are the first generation that knows we're destroying the planet and could be the last that can do anything about it. Partnerships like this one are essential if we're to halt and reverse nature's decline. That's why we're delighted to be joining up with Old Mout to protect vital habitats like the Amazon. We're looking forward to working together to inspire millions to join the fight for our world."

To find out more about habitat loss and what you can do to help simply visit www.oldmoutcider.co.uk/wwf

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