CHRIS  CHADWELL - freelance botanist, lecturer, educator, photographer, leader of 24 expeditions to the Himalaya & GENUINE conservationist; his hard-won expertise on the flora of the NW Himalaya & borderlands of Western Tibet is unrivalled, yet, sadly, largely going to waste! There is no reward in this world for being either a gentle man or gentleman.
Plants cannot be conserved in the wild (or cultivation for that matter), if they are not correctly identified in the first place with their abundance or rarity reliably recorded (which is not happening: rubbish is being put into data-bases/computers, so rubbish comes out; it is impossible to discover whether a species is rare or abundant, sat in an office or by copying century-old records, which is widespread in the Indian sub-continent, resulting in unreliable floras!).
Chris places truth and accuracy first, being unconventional, with a mind-of-his own, essential if one is to speak up & out against serious wrong-doing, prepared to be an unpopular whistle-blower. Chris cares deeply about the flora, environment and peoples of the Himalaya and the rest of the world - he cannot ignore the corruption, idleness, incompetence, FAKE science which international bodies turn a blind eye to.... e-mail: chrischadwell261@btinternet.com



Chris beside a highly ornamental Salvia in the North-West Himalaya. © Chris Chadwell


'The White Mountain' (Dhaulagiri), Mustang Himalaya, Nepal © Chris Chadwell


'West Himalayan Blue-poppy' (Meconopsis aculeata) in the NW Himalaya © Chris Chadwell



Chris engaged with a conversation about Tibetan Medicinal Plants with a lama (Buddhist monk) © Chris Chadwell

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TALKS/DIGITAL PRESENTATIONS delivered by Chris

Title slide of Chris Chadwell's digital presentation about Kashmir © Chris Chadwell

Chris has proven to be a popular and versatile public-speaker, having delivered hundreds of entertaining and informative lectures around the UK.  His latest digital presentations appeal to garden clubs, specialist horticultural societies along with more general audiences such as National Trust Centres and U3A groups.  He has undertaken lecture tours with speaking engagements in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, France even India and Nepal.  Audiences now regularly remark that the images he shows at his lectures are amongst the best they have ever seen. 

Why not suggest him as a speaker to a club or society you belong to?  Chris lives not far from Slough, near Windsor and Heathrow, travelling mostly by train via Reading or Paddington.

See: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/topics-fees-expenses 

section of this web-site for details of the topics he offers and fees

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Chris Chadwell with Lamas (Buddhist monks) at Lamayuru Gompa (Monastery) in 'Little Tibet'.
 © Chris Chadwell

Chris cares deeply about the flora, environment and peoples of the Himalaya (indeed the whole world's flora, people & environment) - he has been reluctant in the past to speak out but must state that the hill and mountain villagers along the Himalaya are being let down badly by their corrupt national and regional governments, officials, botanists, botanic gardens, institutions, in the Indian sub-continent and UK;  famous figures shed only crocodile tears whilst extravagantly endorsing con-artists! 

As for the BBC, they ignore these legitimate concerns, having resources to spend time falsely portraying Chris as some sort of villain! Why is that?  Read the over-whelming evidence of serious wrong-doing contained in this web-site and judge for yourself. We stand no chance of saving the world's flora (and thus habitats and their fauna) if our scientists and senior figures cannot be trusted! YES, IT IS THAT BAD ..... Surely this cannot be true? Kindly take the time to read the evidence on this web-site.  What purpose would be served by Chris not being accurate and truthful? As an Italian doctor in charge of 'The Cultivation of Medicinal Plants for Traditional Medicine Project' he worked on as a consultant to the Royal Government of Bhutan observed, "You know too much"; it pays to be informed ...


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EMPOWER THE PEOPLES OF THE HIMALAYA.....



 

THIS NEPALESE GIRL (LOOKING AFTER HER YOUNGER BROTHER) DESERVE A BETTER FUTURE -  MANY DONATIONS HAVE BEEN WASTED, AS TOO MANY CHARITIES ARE FAKE AND MANY GOVERNMENTS AND THEIR OFFICIALS IN THE INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT CANNOT BE TRUSTED..... SO  BE 'STREET-WISE' AND SUPPORT THE BEST CHARITIES AND PROJECTS WHICH, AS THE BRITAIN-NEPAL MEDICAL TRUST STATES, HELPS 'EMPOWER' THE PEOPLE OF NEPAL. ASK CHRIS TO RECOMMEND THE BEST CHARITIES, AS HE HAS BECOME STREET-WISE, THROUGH DECADES OF FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE.

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WHAT IS THIS WEB-SITE REALLY ABOUT? 
TRYING TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN PEOPLE..... 

CHRIS IS 'A FRIEND OF THE PEOPLES OF THE HIMALAYA' AND THE WORLD'S FLORA.  THEY BOTH NEED A VOICE.  NATURE CONSERVATION REMAINS IN ITS INFANCY IN TOO MANY REGIONS OF THE WORLD. INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION BODIES NEED TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS IN THEIR APPROACH. BOTH LOCAL PEOPLE AND RARE FLORA ARE BEING "LET DOWN".  THE PRESENT SITUATION IS UNSATISFACTORY AND CAN ONLY IMPROVE IF THIS IS FACED UP TO.... INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE NEEDS TO BE APPLIED.  SHAME ON THOSE WHO IGNORE WHAT CHRIS IS DRAWING ATTENTION TO...... 

 Chris outside a trekking lodge in Nepal - the little girl was determined not to smile ....  © Chris Chadwell

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INCREDIBLE  INDIA .......................

  




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PHOTOGRAPHS ON THIS WEB-SITE

COPYRIGHT ABUSE/STOLEN IMAGES - sadly, Chris is increasingly locating examples of his photographic images being used without permission or acknowledgement. So much for his innocent objective of 'sharing' knowledge!  What a world of cheats, which include a UK charity (which also makes FALSE scientific claims), a North American commercial seller of seed and a Kashmir travel company; one of the culprits told Chris that they have seen his images "all over the place" - so much for his expectation of 'Gentlemanly behaviour" from others ...... Looks like he may be forced to water-mark his images in future.  He also, in his ignorance & naivety had not realised that by posting an image of a plant on his web-sites, this automatically means google uses it and gives links to it without his permission or acknowledgment; it is quite involved to delete postings altogether - NEWCOMERS beware that ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you post could be there for EVER ...  N.B. Chris is perfectly aware that the personal and decidedly private content about his mistreatment by fellow students at school and university can be read by anyone.  It may well be that the named individuals are unhappy about this but as Chris is scrupulously accurate and truthful, he is comfortable at the prospect of being challenged legally including by the BBC, as he does not have the financial resources to take them on. Whilst Chris cannot win legally against big organisations like the BBC, to oblige them to remove FALSE content, for them to challenge him would only lead to adverse publicity - after all, Chris is far better informed about the subjects he has expertise in.  The BBC relies upon staff who do not know their stuff, being remarkably lacking in competence!  Chris used to trust the BBC but no longer and he is not alone, plenty of individuals come up to him after his lectures, when he raises their trustworthiness.

So be ULTRA CAUTIOUS.  An important life lesson is that you CANNOT TRUST ANYBODY © Chris Chadwell 2020