I am a zoologist from the UK that has lived and worked in South America for over 9 years specialising in the conservation of Andean Spectacled Bears. I have done a lot of work in the rescue, rehabilitation, and, where possible, release back to the wild of bears and numerous other animals.
I run educational projects in rural communities enabling underprivileged children to attend high school and also work closely with indigenous Amazon people to help provide them with non-destructive alternatives for making a living. I speak fluent English and Spanish, and also speak Quichua, the indigenous language of the northern Andean people, to a decent level. I love being around nature and sharing with others the wonders of our world's wilderness. I have blazed trails through the most remote regions of the Ecuadorian cloud forest and Amazon either in search of bears or other animals or just for the joy of exploration. I am a keen sportsman partaking in a wide range of sports. I have competed in the British Student Surf Championships on two different occasions and have summited a number of 10,000 foot plus mountains. I love an adventure, thrive on adrenaline, and live for the day!
Currently, I am crossing the Amazon rainforest from Ecuador to the Atlantic coast following the expedition of Francisco de Orellana almost 500 years on. I am compiling information to write my first book, in order to increase international awareness of the plight of the Amazon, whilst documenting the history and biodiversity of the region.
Alter do Chao, Brasil; Intag, Ecuador; The Amazon in general and the Andes too!