Marlow resident Steve Backshall has recently been named as an honorary SES explorer.

The SES (Scientific Exploration Society), leads, funds and supports scientific discovery, research and conservation in remote parts of the world offering knowledge, education and community aid across the world.

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And on Saturday evening, the organisation confirmed that the recently turned 47-year-old had been named on their of honorary explorers for 2020.

In a statement on Twitter, the Scientific Exploration Society said: “The Oscars of exploration - meet our 2020 honorary award winners!

“We are excited to announce that our SES Explorer of the Year is Steve Backshall.”

Steve was grateful for the recognition with the explorer saying on Twitter: “The Greatest of honours, thank you all at SES for the recognition.

“Just don't tell @Aldo Kane or @Ed_Stafford (they'll never speak to me again).”

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Aldo Kane and Ed Stafford and fellow explorers.

As well as exploring, Steve has done conservation work.

This includes organising a fundraiser in Marlow back in September to raise money for the Kogi People, who are based in Colombia.

Steve was also named on this year's New Year's Honour's list.