About

peteheadshotI am a 23 year old naturalist, privileged to still be obsessed with wildlife since childhood and now heading out into a career in wildlife conservation.My key specialist areas & interests lie in mammal and herptofauna ecology, captive breeding, reintroductions and ecological restoration, and the nature of conservation conflicts. Besides the tough issues like these I am also a keen nature writer, and hope to convey both the difficult and the beautiful elements of wildlife and conservation via my blogging and broadcast work.

“I think I could turn and live with animals, they are are so placid and self-contain’d. I stand and look at them long and long…”

– Walt Whitman

“Many people think that conservation is just about saving fluffy animals – what they don’t realise is that we’re trying to prevent the human race from committing suicide… Anyone who has got any pleasure at all from living should try to put something back. Life is like a superlative meal and the world is the maître d’hôtel. What I am doing is the equivalent of leaving a reasonable tip.”

– Gerald Durrell

 

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello Pete, fellow wildlife-nutter! Great to hear what you’re getting up to and to read your Independent article. My husband and I are currently running the length of South America for it’s extraordinary biodiversity (5000mileproject) and share your passion for this wild and amazing world that we live in. One of our key objectives is to inspire action in everyone; with small steps we can, each of us, achieve incredible things for the living planet… every day, where-ever we are. Hope you have an incredible time in Namibia and also at University; the SW (Devon) is my home and a very dear part of the world. Cheers and GOOD LUCK! Katharine

  2. Hello
    I recently discovered your blog via Mark Avery’s, and realised that we have some similar interests… I manage some water meadows in the Test valley, and would be happy for you to visit them if of interest?

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