Catherine Capon, better known as Cat, is a conservation communicator with 15 years of experience in documentary filmmaking and environmental campaigning. Cat is hugely passionate about inspiring others to travel to the far corners of our planet. A self-confessed “champion of wild adventures”, she believes we should travel the world, as long as we do it consciously, and she aims to promote ecotourism to re-engage people in the natural world. Cat maintains that spending time with wild animals is the key to encouraging people to live more thoughtfully on our planet.
Prompted by her early fascination with the outdoors, Cat studied Ecology and Zoology at Imperial College London. Her first expedition saw her studying bats in Honduras and it was during this time, separated from all of modern life’s ‘necessities’, that she became fiercely protective of the wildlife around her. With an influential YouTube channel and more than 25,000 followers on Instagram, Cat is building a strong social media presence with wildlife content from her intrepid journeys around the world. Previously, she worked closely with Richard Branson and his family who pushed her even further in her ambitions to travel and raise awareness for important international conservation causes.