"I first heard Simon at a public wildlife event in East London. He did two hour long talks on the same day, both were sell-outs. The marquee was packed with 300 people for each one, with 100 more outside, desperate to get in. When I heard him speak I understood why they were so keen- he's exactly as he is on TV - warm, informative and witty. The audience loved him and wanted more. It was at that moment I realised I had to sign him up to write a book - which I did."
"Tusk has staged an annual conservation lecture at the Royal Geographical Society for over 15 years and as one of the charity's patrons Simon's talk will be remembered as being one of the most popular and moving lectures of this series. Such is Simon's popularity, the event was a huge sell out for the charity. His ability to connect with the audience and to speak without notes is a remarkable skill. However it is the combination of his words along with his stunning photography and film footage that leaves his audiences moved and captivated."
"The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation is delighted that Simon King has joined the charity as an Honorary Vice President. Simon's wealth of knowledge and passion for the natural world has been hugely beneficial - providing guidance, expertise and support. Simon attendance at our fundraising events and his highly emotive and knowledgeable speeches have inspired many to support us in our fight to save endangered wildlife. His passion for his subject never fails to enthral his audience; his value to the foundation is immeasurable."