I 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