Professor David Bellamy, botanist, writer and broadcaster has become one of the best-known and respected personalities in Britain. He is the author of 80 scientific papers and 34 books, many of which are bestselling children's titles. He has written and presented numerous television programmes both for the BBC and for independents. His programmes have won many national awards, including the Richard Dimbleby Award at BAFTA. He is president, patron or trustee of numerous conservation and environmental organisations and founded the Conservation Foundation in 1982.