Naomi Johns

Location: Bath, Somerset
About The Speaker...

Wildlife has inspired me from an early age – but my fascination with birds of prey began in my teens after my first encounter with a hawk. I followed this passion and left school to take a chance on an opportunity and today at 23 I manage a multi-award-winning Bird of Prey Conservation Centre, focussed on giving a future to the wildlife on our doorstep and the people in our varied UK communities. We believe in local conservation and inspiring change through the spectacle of free flight. Understanding hawks, to give them the most complete life possible, has not only grown my understanding and my love of biology but also of sustainability.
Whether it’s monitoring wild raptor breeding sites, rehabilitating wild birds of prey, promoting biodiversity or just flying my hawks – I love what I do. Our generation is perhaps the first with just the slightest chance of leaving the world in a better condition than we found it. I will make it my ambition, to be a part of that positive change.

About Their Talks...

Every day I am inspired by wildlife, and through speaking I am passionate about passing this inspiration forward to others. Birds of prey are remarkable predators, adaptors, communicators and survivors – by speaking I can share an insight into their lives, and insight into how we can all take a step to support our wild places.
Perhaps the biggest part of conservation is honest education – sharing ideas. This is what I am passionate about.


30 minute talk – £40
90 minute talk – £85

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Ecosystem conservation. It's all connected.

Ecological and Climate sustainability is a conversation that we can’t avoid anymore – every industry, home life or career path should now be making room for the preservation of our environmental future. I’m a firm believer in spreading this message wherever I go – and I’m striving to find sustainability in both my professional and personal lives.

But sustainability looks a little different from where I’m standing. My life predominantly revolves around living around the lives of hawks. Not just in the sense that my routine, working hours, holidays and personal life are all affected – but that I have the privilege to be a part of the relationship a bird of prey has with their ‘wild’ environment. Side-stepping into the life of a hawk totally removes you from normal human reality and gives a whole new perspective to the way an ecosystem works.

This perspective guides the way we work to conserve wildlife and the way I share these ideas with our communities and the next generation.

Biomagnification: Birds of Prey exposing a chemical emergency?

Working closely with birds of prey in the way I am fortunate to do is an honour and a responsibility. Not just to the birds themselves, but the environment they depend on.

Chemical pollution is a ticking time bomb and has been for decades. The raptors that I have come to understand closely, might just hold some of the answers.

Biomagnification or biological magnification is the process of accumulation of certain chemicals in living organisms to a concentration higher than that occurring in the inorganic, non-living environment. Birds of prey, at the top of their respective food chains, are key species in this conversation.

Are birds of prey exposing a chemical emergency? Let me show you.

The modern bird of prey and urban evolution

When most people hear the word ‘evolution’ we think of Charles Darwin, finches or something that occurred millions of years ago. But evolution is one of nature’s most incredible superpowers – evolution is triggered by change – and todays world is changing faster and moving quicker than ever before.

Evolution is happening right around us and right in front of us. Birds of prey are one of the modern day experts in evolution – from the Peregrine hunting by streetlights, to the kestrel nesting in a planter or the Sparrowhawk haunting the suburban network.

Take a step back, and a glance upward, to see a whole new world of modern avian biology.

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