ChangeNOW 2021


Sacha Dench

Conservation Without Borders



SACHA DENCH - AMBASSADOR FOR UN's CONVENTION ON MIGRATORY SPECIES CEO AND CO-FOUNDER OF CONSERVATION WITHOUT BORDERS Sacha is a pioneering conservationist, record-breaking adventurer and inspirational speaker. With her global experiences in conservation, time spent with people in the arctic and losing her family home in the 2020 Australian bushfires Sacha can make a compelling case for immediate action on climate change, biodiversity and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Her real-world perspective on the interconnectedness of people, planet and resources provides unique insights. A scientist and passionate story-teller, her ground-breaking expedition ‘Flight of the Swans’ saw her flying by paramotor from Arctic Russia across 11 countries to the UK to help save the Bewick’s swan and inspire millions of people to help. In 2020 she was made UN Ambassador for Migratory Species. Sacha’s recent awards include the 2020 Green Swan award (along with the Eden Project’s Tim Smit),the 2018 Britannia Trophy for the most meritorious performance in aviation (previously awarded to Sir Richard Branson and the Red Arrows and not won by a woman since 1967), a Woman of the Year 2017 and the Environment Campaign of the Year 2017 among others. She has competed for UK and Australia at freediving (breaking a world record in training) and holds the record for the First Channel Crossing by Paramotor for a woman. Sacha has spoken to audiences from a president, to army troupes, to the United Nations and auditoriums of school children. She combines exploration and 2 decades of communications experience in the private, public and NGO sector to inspire, challenge and motivate. She is now planning 2 major new conservation expeditions – 'Round Britain Global Challenge' - a circumnaviagation by electric paramotor and ‘Flight of the Osprey’ – which will depart August 2021 and fly 10,000km from Scotland to Ghana via 15 countries as part of the 2030 Global Challenge.” Testimonial “Our 300+ audience of leaders in business, financial markets and sustainability were totally blown away by her speech. Our CEO noted that there was scarcely a dry eye in the house and it was one of the longest standing ovations I’ve seen. I would recommend Sacha to anyone wanting to inspire an audience with a sense of wonder in relation to the natural world - and an understanding that we can all overcome our fears to achieve remarkable things”. John Elkington, Founder Volans and Inventor of the term “triple bottom line”


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