Will Millard

Explorer, Presenter, Writer

 
Will Millard is a Bafta Cymru winning presenter, author, and jungle explorer. His twin BBC Two series “My Year With the Tribe” and “Hunters of the South Seas” highlighted the plight of the South Pacific’s Bajau, the Korowai, the Lamaleran whale hunters, and the shell traders of the Kula Ring, and built on his firm belief that all voices need an equal platform to communicate their stories.

Will spent six years researching inter-tribal trade routes in New Guinea, expanding knowledge of the oldest trade routes in human history, and their role in reimagining the cultural landscape, from the perspective of the people who live there. In 2013 he made the first raft descent of the Mano river, which borders Sierra Leone and Liberia, and produced a series for BBC Radio 4 highlighting the plight of the people living in the Upper Guinean forest belt.

From his South Wales home he regularly writes for newspapers and magazines, including BBC News, The Daily Telegraph, Vice, The Guardian, and Geographical, and has written best-selling books on fishing, hill-farming, and Veterinary science. Domestically his BBC television work focuses on home-grown adventures on his local rivers and hidden history.

Will is a Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and the Churchill Trust, an Ambassador for The World Fish Migration Day and the Angling Trust, and the Patron of the Mobile Education Partnership, a charity which provides teacher trainers and learning resources to isolated schools in Myanmar.

Will will be interviewing one of the indigenous leaders attending Communicating COP26.

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