Welcome to my website. This is how I hope to communicate with current colleagues and future clients when I leave Fauna & Flora International in August 2014
I have been with FFI since 2002. Based initially in Vietnam and then on the island of Bali in Indonesia, I spent 10 years travelling widely in Asia to support a diverse programme of conservation projects. I have spent the past three years back in my home village of Forest Row in southern England. Prior to my decade in Asia I lived in Uganda’s Lake Mburo National Park where I spent 10 years working with communities and the park’s managers. And prior to that I worked in several African countries looking at the links between communities and conservation areas.
Working for conservation NGOs has therefore been a major part of my working life. The idea of working for myself is an exciting one. I know it will be challenging and there is much I will have to learn, but I hope it will allow me to follow my passions and particular perspectives on conservation more directly.
I have visited many beautiful places over the past 30 years and even lived in some of them. I have been fortunate in my work. I plan to use this page to tell some of my stories and show some of my photos. I also hope to writing about my perspectives on conservation which I hope will be of interest.
I will welcome comments on my future weblogs but in the meantime would welcome any comments or suggestions you might have about my website.
Here is a picture of me taken while climbing the Rwenzori Mountains in 1981 during my first year in Africa. I probably had more experiences in that year than in all the ones that followed, at least is sometimes seems like that.
Here is a photo taken by the photographer Connie Bransilver of me in my tent in Lake Mburo National Park sometime in the 1990s. I lived in that tent on and off for 10 years and was never more comfortable