Researchers & species experts

With the recognition of the importance of conserving habitat, and the wildlife within, came the need to better understand their habits and behaviour, a need for research and species experts.

Researchers & species experts/champions/guardians

It has been the work of researchers and species experts, together with species guardians/champions, that have illuminated our understanding of the habitats, and species that inhabit them, and allowed us insights into the behaviour, and inter-dependence of species and habitat, that have allowed the formalisation of conservation principles and practices across the continent. Without their skills, experiences and teachings the threat to wildlife and wildlife habitats would be far greater and the solutions less reachable.


Scientists and observers whose work has helped us better understand a range of species and the habitats they live in..

Species champions/experts

Those who have dedicated their lives in the search for a better understanding of the world around us..

"…we have been chosen, by fate or providence or whatever you wish to call it. As far as we can tell, we are the best there is. We may be all there is. It’s an unnerving thought that we may be the living universe’s supreme achievement and its worst nightmare simultaneously."

"…we are awfully lucky to be here – and by ‘we’ I mean every living thing. To attain any kind of life at all in this universe of ours appears to be quite an achievement. As humans we are doubly lucky, of course. We enjoy not only the privilege of existence, but also the singular ability to appreciate it and even, in a multitude of ways, to make it better. It is a trick we have only just begun to grasp."

Bill Bryson – A Short History of Nearly Everything.