The Sacred Nature Initiative (SNI): Reconnecting People to Our Planet

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The Sacred Nature Initiative (SNI): Reconnecting People to Our Planet

The Sacred Nature Initiative (SNI) is built on three pillars: to Inspire, Educate and Conserve. This is an urgent mission, amplified by the climate crisis and brought into sharp focus by the covid pandemic. An intact global ecosystem – what we call ‘nature’ – is essential for human well-being and survival. But a catastrophic loss of biodiversity is staring us in the face.

Since 1970, we have lost nearly 70% of all the animals, birds, reptiles and marine life across the planet. As the philosopher Joseph Campbell said, “The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” In this presentation Jonathan and Angela Scott who founded SNI in 2021, take a landscape approach, exploring six great ecosystems: savannas, the green world of trees and forests, deserts, mountains, the blue planet from rivers to oceans, and finally to the polar regions at the ends of the Earth.

  • Duration: 50 min


04 Mar 2024


16:20 - 17:10
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  • Angela Scott
    Angela Scott

    Angela Scott, born in Alexandria, Egypt, and raised in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, developed a deep passion for art and photography. In 1992, she married wildlife photographer Jonathan Scott, forming a highly successful duo. As the only couple to individually win the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Overall Award, they’ve traveled globally for 30 years, producing iconic images. Angela’s artistry complements Jonathan’s storytelling and animal behavior knowledge. With 40 books and the Sacred Nature Initiative, their work aims to inspire, educate, and promote conservation.

  • Jonathan Scott
    Jonathan Scott

    Jonathan Scott, an acclaimed photographer, TV presenter, and conservationist, gained fame for his work with big cats. He secured the Overall Winner title at the 1987 Wildlife Photographer of the Year and received the Royal Geographical Society’s Cherry Kearton Award in 1994. Collaborating with his wife, Angela Scott, they’ve authored over 40 books, including the award-winning “Sacred Nature” series. A prominent figure in TV, Jonathan co-presented “Big Cat Diary” and “Big Cat Tales.” In 2021, the couple founded the non-profit Sacred Nature Initiative.

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