Mark Carwardine is a zoologist, an active and outspoken conservationist, an award-winning writer, a TV and radio presenter, a widely published wildlife photographer, and a magazine columnist.
He has co-presented two BBC TV series (Last Chance to See, with Stephen Fry, in 2009, and The Museum of Life, in 2010) as well as several one-hour shows for the BBC. He also presented BBC Radio 4’s weekly half-hour programme, Nature, for many years. He has written more than 50 books, including several best-sellers, is a Contributing Editor of Wanderlust magazine and writes a provocative conservation column in BBC Wildlife magazine.
Mark was Chairman of the Judging Panel of the prestigious Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition for seven years (2005-2011) and co-founded several wildlife tour companies, including Wild Oceans, Discover the World and Ocean Wanderers.
He now leads the occasional wildlife or wildlife-photography holidays, which are hugely popular. Mark devotes considerable time to raising funds and awareness for conservation, shouting loudly about critical issues, and working in an official (but voluntary) position for several different charities.
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