About

nick-at-grande-montagne

A conservationist, field biologist and ecologist, I have worked in countries across the world. I specialise in avian endangered species and have over five year’s research experience in the field.

I worked in Mauritius for two years as a field biologist helping to conserve the endangered birds and reptiles, living in field stations and on offshore islands, including the closed reserve of Round Island, a unique refuge for the endemic reptiles of Mauritius.

Moving to New Zealand, my wife and I secured work with the NZ Government Department of Conservation working with the critically endangered Malherbe’s or Orange-fronted Parakeet Cyanoramphus malherbi, known in Maori as ‘Kakariki’, deep in the heart of the South Island’s Southern Alps.

Studying for my Masters at the University of East Anglia, I chose to work on the little known Grenada Dove Leptotila wellsi, the critically endangered national bird of Grenada, West Indies. The research paper looking into the cause of its rarity was subsequently published in the journal Bird Conservation International.

In the UK, I have worked for a local government Environment Department, helping to ensure access to nature, biodiversity and green infrastructure were considered in strategic plans and planning applications.

I currently living in the Midlands with my wife and work as an ecological consultant and am rediscovering my love for seeing the world on two wheels.

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