Paul Derbyshire has had a keen interest in wildlife since the late 70s and has worked as an ecologist in Israel, Canada, the USA and Australia, as well as within the UK, where he is currently based.
He has travelled widely in six continents to fulfil his passion for wildlife, and has a wide knowledge base for different taxa throughout the world.
Having worked as a Park Ranger, Paul has previously been very involved in environmental education. This involved introducing children to a wide range of outdoor activities such as pond dipping, map reading, food webs, and ecosystems, bird and invertebrate identification. Following his time as a Ranger, Paul returned to higher education graduating from UEA in 2000.
Paul worked for a number of conservation charities before setting up as an ecological consultant in 2002. His skills cover a diverse range of species survey including birds (including surveys for onshore and offshore wind farm developments), plants, protected mammals (especially bats) and, more recently, invertebrates.
Travel is still very much part of his life with recent trips to West Papua, Japan, Australia, Ecuador, Thailand and a number of European destinations. Paul is currently based in North Wales, but works both in the UK and abroad. Paul is a full member of the Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management (MIEEM).« Back