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Megan McCubbin becomes an ambassador for Rainforest Concern

Megan is a zoologist, award-winning photographer and presenter of BBC TV’s Springwatch series.
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Having travelled the world from a young age, Megan has lived in remote areas and worked with researchers and organisations around the world, from rehabilitating in China to researching the personalities of sharks in the Bahamas. A keen wildlife photographer, Megan won the under 12’s RSPCA’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award in 2007 and was appointed coordinator and judge of the Young Bird Photographer of the Year competition in 2019.

One of her first TV roles was as a reporter on Undercover Tourist: Inside the Illegal Bear Bile Market for BBC3. She then became a wildlife researcher and presenter exposing environmental issues and illegal wildlife persecution. Megan has reported on plastic pollution and Extinction Rebellion for Al Jezeera’s award winning environmental series Earthrise and recently presented the Self Isolating Bird Club and BBC Winterwatch with Chris Packham, with whom she co-wrote Back to Nature; How to Love Life – and Save It, published in November 2020.

Megan hopes to raise awareness of the plight of species around the world and to educate others about the wonders of the planet.

"We are at a very critical point in time where we have to make a decision about the future of our planet. As a zoologist and environmental campaigner, but also just as a human, I will always choose to protect and promote life. Rainforests are some of the most spectacular places in the world, packed full of biodiversity and continuously regulating our climate. We are all reliant upon them in one way or another. But sadly, they are ever shrinking due to the increasing pressure from human activities. This is why I am so delighted to be joining the Rainforest Concern team to help raise awareness and share their wonderful conservation work. It is so important, now more than ever, that we come together to protect these strong but fragile ecosystems - not just for the life thats within them but for each and every one of us"

-Megan McCubbin

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