Geography - Steve Backshall

Who is Steve Backshall? 

Stephen James Backshall MBE (born 21 April 1973) is a BAFTA-winning English naturalist, writer and television presenter, best known for BBC TV's Deadly 60.

His other BBC work includes being part of the expedition teams in Lost Land of the Tiger, Lost Land of the Volcano and Lost Land of the Jaguar. 

He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to charity and wildlife conservation. 

Steve Backshall: What can you do about rainforest fires?

"All of the world's major tropical rainforests... Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea, Madagascar, Congo... exactly the same thing is happening every single year." We've received many questions about the Amazon Rainforest fires in recent weeks, demonstrating the high level of interest around the world in the well-being of this critical habitat.

Backshall and Ordnance Survey

GetOutside champion and naturalist Steve Backshall continues his series of map reading videos with Ordnance Survey by explaining how to work out a four-figure grid reference. These look like this: SU 24 10 With a 4-figure grid reference you can find an area on a map, or take note of a location.

Graduate Questions to investigate about Steve Backshall:

  • What Charities does Steve work with? 
  • Why was he awarded an MBE in 2020?
  • How has Steve helped to raise awareness about wildlife and deforestation?
  • Find 10 interesting facts about Steve. 

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