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Vikings: Valhalla Star David Oakes Explores Conservation Efforts at Hawk Conservancy Trust

Renowned for his portrayal of the fierce and cunning Earl Godwin in the Netflix series “Vikings: Valhalla,” British actor David Oakes recently embarked on a different kind of adventure – one that intertwined his passion for wildlife with a journey into conservation efforts. Oakes, who hails from Wiltshire, had the opportunity to connect with nature in a profound way during his visit to the Hawk Conservancy Trust near Andover in Hampshire.

At the heart of Oakes’ visit was an encounter with Sage the Tawny Owl, a memorable moment that underscored his enduring fascination with birds and wildlife. Reflecting on his childhood memories of visiting the charity’s countryside site, Oakes eagerly delved into the Trust’s conservation work, particularly focusing on its efforts with birds of prey, both locally in the UK and across international borders.

During his tour, Oakes had the privilege of meeting some of the planet’s most endangered avian species – vultures. Learning about the Trust’s dedicated initiatives aimed at safeguarding these majestic birds left a lasting impression on the actor, who has often championed environmental causes on various platforms.

Oakes’ commitment to raising awareness about the natural world extends beyond his acting career. As the host of the popular podcast “Trees a Crowd,” he frequently engages in conversations about conservation, ecology, and the interconnectedness of all living beings. However, his recent dialogue with Tom Morath of the Hawk Conservancy Trust promises to offer listeners a unique perspective, as it will be featured on the charity’s own podcast, “Nature’s a Hoot.”

Released on Friday, March 1st, this insightful discussion will delve into the intricacies of wildlife conservation, shedding light on the vital role played by organizations like the Hawk Conservancy Trust in preserving biodiversity and protecting vulnerable species. Audiences can tune in to the episode on the Trust’s official website, www.hawk-conservancy.org/podcast, where Oakes’ passion for the natural world will undoubtedly resonate with listeners eager to learn more about our planet’s diverse ecosystem.

As David Oakes continues to leverage his platform to advocate for environmental stewardship, his collaboration with the Hawk Conservancy Trust serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of collective action in safeguarding the delicate balance of nature. Through shared experiences and meaningful conversations, individuals like Oakes inspire us all to embrace our responsibility as custodians of the Earth, ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.