Claire Thompson has dedicated her career to the protection of our natural world. She is author of Mindfulness and the Natural World and The Art of Mindful Birdwatching.
Thompson graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in Natural Sciences, Zoology, from the University of Cambridge, where she led an expedition to the Chilean Lake District with the aim of inspiring passion for nature and wildlife conservation in other students. She also spent a several months volunteering in Latin America on wildlife conservation projects in Chile and Mexico.
She is a Projects Manager at BirdLife International, the world’s largest partnership of nature conservation organisations, based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. A student of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga for the past 10 years, Thompson has facilitated a number of meditation classes and workshops at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre and for BirdLife International, working with NGOs from across the world. She also teaches mindfulness workshops and courses through Mindfulness of Nature.
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