The State of Nature – Question Time – chaired by Dominic Dyer

Friday night is Question Time night at Birdfair – an Event too thrilling to miss!!

Join an extraordinary range of national experts as they answer your questions about the State of Nature in Britain and focus on changes in our environment since Birdfair was launched way back in 1989.

The debate will bring together well known figures from the broadcasting, media, business and political fields to debate key nature conservation & wildlife protection issues at home & abroad with the audience.

  • Chris Packham – Broadcaster, naturalist and author
  • Simon King – Broadcaster and film maker
  • Patrick Barkham  – Journalist and author
  • Craig Bennett – CEO of Friends of Earth UK
  • Mark Cocker  – Author and naturalist
  • Kerry McCarthy MP  – Member Environment Select Committee and Environment Audit Committee
  • Mary Colwell – Natural history producer and writer

If you have a burning question you would like to put to the panel in advance of the event, please email and, if selected, join the audience to ask your question directly to our chairman for the evening Dominic Dyer (CEO Badger Trust & British Wildlife Advocate Born Free Foundation).

The debate will take place on Friday 17th August in the main Events marquee starting at 7.30pm to 10.00pm with a 30-minute break at 9.00pm, when panellists will be signing copies of their books.

Tickets are now on sale at £15.00, all proceeds will go towards this year’s Mar Chiquita project.   Buy Tickets

Chris Packham
Simon King
Patrick Barkham
Craig Bennett
Mark Cocker
Kerry McCarthy MP
Mary Colwell