The Wildlife Travel Team
We are fortunate in being able to draw on a wide range of expertise for leading our holidays. Further details of all leaders are given in the relevant Holiday Leaflet for each holiday.
Graham Bellamy is the Senior Conservation Manager in Bedfordshire for he Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs, Northants & Peterborough. He has a wealth of experience in conservation, and a particular knowledge of the flora of calcareous grasslands. A popular wildlife walks leader, Graham led our trip to France in 2008 and the Burren in 2009.
Dr Yiannis Christofides, based in Platres in Cyprus, has a wealth of knowledge about the wild flowers and history of the island. He is a fine photographer, specialising in orchids. He has published a book on the orchids of Cyprus and is currently working on a flora of the island. He has led many trips for us in Cyprus, as he will be doing again in March 2013, as well as our trip to Crete in April and Turkey in November.
Christine Donnelly is a Director of Wildlife Travel and one of our regular leaders, with a particular fondness for Latin America. With a wide-ranging expertise, from evolution and geology to botany and birds, Chris will ensure all our travellers enjoy their Wildlife Travel holiday. Chris has led holidays in many of our destinations including Galapagos, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Romania, Sardinia, Greece, Spain and Cyprus.
Brian Eversham is Chief Exectuive of the Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs, Northants & Peterborough and a Director of Wildlife Travel. His extensive natural history expertise covers invertebrates as well as plants and birds and his knowledge of ecology and conservation issues will add great interest to the trips he leads.
Brian Gale, retired Director of London University Botanic Garden, has led several Wildlife Travel holidays. As well as being an experienced and enthusiastic botanist, he enjoys passing on his extensive knowledge of butterflies, other invertebrates, mosses and other lower plants as well as his most recent area of interest - plant galls!
Kieron Huston works for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, where he is Senior Wildlife Sites Officer. Kieron is an excellent botanist and naturalist who joined our team of leaders in 2008.
Charlie Moores is an excellent bird watcher and general naturalist. Charlie lives in Wiltshire, where he led our 2011 holiday as well as holidays in Germany and the Burren.
Rosemary Parslow, an experienced botanist and ornithologist, has known the Isles of Scilly for over 20 years, has led Wildlife Travel holidays to the islands (and other destinations) and has recently written a book on their flora and natural history. In 2013 Rosemary will again be leading our visit to the islands.
Philip Precey joined the Wildlife Travel team in September 2007, having previously worked for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust on wetland conservation projects. His wide ranging knowledge and enthusiasm for natural history will be an asset during a very busy 2013 including holidays to Galapagos, Cyprus, Portugal and Tasmania, amongst others. Philip is a Director of Wildlife Travel.
Charlie Rugeroni is a landscape and garden designer, currently working on a Heritage Lottery funded project which aims to refurbish and maintain a late Victorian historic garden. His knowledge and interest in plants, and wildlife generally, stem from his previous work with English Nature, Butterfly Conservation and Marinelife. As a designer, Charlie takes inspiration for his work from observing and studying natural landscapes and plant communities in the wild. Charlie has led Wildlife Travel holidays to Morocco, the Vercors, the Burren, the Pyrenees and Wiltshire. In 2013 Charlie will be leading a new itinerary to Gibraltar.
Mike Russell, currently Head of Public Awareness and Education at the Sussex Wildlife Trust, has a lifelong interest in birds. He runs birdwatching courses and has led several wildlife holidays including Wildlife Travel trips to Poland, Hungary, Romania and recently, Ecuador. In 2013 he will be leading trips with us to Costa Rica, Poland and the Algarve. Mike is a Director of Wildlife Travel.
Henry Stanier is Ecology Groups Officer for the Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs, Northants & Peterborough, with responsibility for training the Trust's volunteers in ecological monitoring. He has a wide general knowledge of natural history with particular expertise in birds, dragonflies, reptiles, amphibians and bats, as well as ecology and conservation. Henry has led holidays to places as diverse as Costa Rica, Galapagos, Romania and Rutland in previous years.
Dr Tim Upson is Superintendent at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. His wealth of botanical knowledge is a great asset in leading our botanical holidays: in 2013, Tim will again be travelling to Morocco. Tim is a Director of Wildlife Travel.
When contacting the office you are most likely to speak to either Philip Precey, Christine Donnelly (see leader details) or Lois Kershaw.
The Directors of Wildlife Travel are Christine Donnelly, Brian Eversham, Philip Precey, Mike Russell and Dr Tim Upson.