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Kate Humble

About Kate Humble, Nature TV Presenter and Specialist Guide

Growing up around farms and wildlife, Kate Humble has always had a fascination for nature. After leaving school, Kate travelled further afield to explore Africa; travelling from Cape to Cairo doing various jobs along the way. Returning to England she began working for television production companies, working her way up to producer before jetting back off to Africa with her husband. 

Since then, Kate has written travel articles for the likes of The Telegraph, The Times and Wanderlust Magazine; presented numerous BBC nature programmes; and explored much more of the world including walking 1500kms through the Sahara Desert.

Kate Humble is a well-known and much-loved British TV presenter who has garnered followers thanks to her fascinating programmes such as Volcano Live, Wild Things and, of course, the famed Springwatch and Autumnwatch. With her bubbly but informative nature she clearly imparts her knowledge in a fun and friendly way. 

More recently, Kate and her team of fellow nature enthusiasts portrayed the effects of climate change on polar bears in their BBC production Arctic Live. This took them to Churchill in Arctic Canada presenting live from the tundra. Climate change is a topic that is close to Kate's heart and which has been the focus of a number of her programmes.

Kate enjoys scuba diving, travelling whenever possible and getting back to nature at her countryside home.

Kate is passionate about charity work and supports a number of organisations including The Wildlife Trust, RSPB and The Marine Conservation Society. In 2004 she also set up Stuff Your Rucksack, a foundation dedicated to connecting travellers and community projects to enable schools, orphanages and local charities in some of the world's poorest countries to receive the equipment they need.

In 2018, Kate led one of our fantastic Svalbard Polar Bear Safari ship charters, discovering the high Arctic while discussing the effects of climate change on this icy wonderland and giving talks and lectures about her work and travels. "Even with a BBC Natural History team," she said, "there is no guarantee that you are going to find what you are looking for, and even if you do, see it doing something that is interesting enough to film.

"But the combination of knowledge of both the landscape, and the ice, with some luck, and a flexible itinerary, meant we not only saw over 30 polar bears throughout the trip, we also witnessed some really wonderful behaviour. It was this that made our Svalbard safari a completely stand-out wildlife-watching experience."

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