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As an environmental activist (and comedian), biologist and showman, Simon Watt is an exceptional and unique personality. He tries to raise awareness about the respect for biodiversity and the animals around us. For our 15th edition, he is honouring us with his visit to present, in an animated show, the world of “Ugly Animals”, animals not valued by society. This project is based on the idea that the conservation of charismatic fauna such as pandas attracts disproportionate funds. The organisation therefore aims to protect less attractive animals that are also under threat. By proposing that we look at these forgotten species, Simon Watt renews our view of biodiversity. He invites us to consider biodiversity as a whole, of which we humans are an integral part.
Simon Watt will be accompanied on stage by the actress and singer Berthe Tanwo Njole.
In addition to founding the globally popular Ugly Animal Preservation Society, Simon is also the presenter of the BAFTA-winning documentary series “Inside Nature’s Giants” and a regular contributor to television and radio shows.
He is also the owner of Ready Steady Science, a science communication company that aims to make science accessible and entertaining through performances in schools, museums, theatres and festivals. Simon is also the author of the book ‘The Ugly Animals: We Can’t All Be Pandas’ and has written dozens of articles for national newspapers and websites.
As part of the festival, he is introducing the film The Secret Life of Tits and A la Portée du Sauvage on 2 April, at 3pm at the Vendôme cinema.
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y” a comedy night aimed at conservation, which gained global popularity. Simon is also a presenter for the BAFTA-winning documentary series, “Inside Nature’s Giants,” and a regular contributor to TV and radio shows.
In addition, he owns “Ready Steady Science,” a science communication company that aims to make science accessible and entertaining through school, museum, theater, and festival performances. Simon also authored the book “The Ugly Animals: We Can’t All Be Pandas” and has written dozens of articles for national newspapers and websites.