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'A River Below': The fight for the Pink River Dolphin

An evening with leading Amazonian river dolphin expert, Fernando Trujillo, hosted by Kate Humble.

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening with Whitley Gold Award winner, Fernando Trujillo, who recently starred in the award-winning documentary, A River Below.

The film exposes the illegal killing of Amazonian river dolphins to sustain the mota fish industry, and the high levels of toxic mercury making their way into the food chain and onto people’s plates. The film follows Fernando’s campaign to tackle this at the political level and highlights the very real risks conservationists face in South America. It asks what sacrifices are acceptable in the fight for this endangered animal and what are the bigger social, economic and environmental issues involved?

Hosted by BBC presenter, Kate Humble, the evening will include extracts from the film (which won Best Environmental Documentary at Sheffield Doc/Fest this year) as well as a chance to hear from Fernando himself; the world’s leading expert on river dolphins. We also hope to be joined by WFN Trustee, Sir David Attenborough (filming schedule permitting).


Fernando Trujillo | talks


Date and Time:

30 October 2017 at 6:00 pm


4 hours



Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
020 7501 3000
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Organised by:

Whitley Fund For Nature
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