James is a highly acclaimed public speaker, if you would like to book him for an event, find out more here.

James Borrell is a conservation scientist, and science communicator with a passion for adventurous expeditions and conservation fieldwork.

He has been involved with a variety of research expeditions, from the Peruvian Amazon to the Dhofar Mountains and more. James is an accomplished public speaker and writer having spoken at TEDx and been published in The Biologist and The Guardian. He is also a keen advocate of ‘Citizen Science‘ and founder of Discover Conservation believing that science and adventure go hand in hand.

James runs this website, with a focus on encouraging young conservationists. He blogs about expeditions, motivation, adventure and how to get involved. He writes a monthly newsletter with the most popular articles and news. Find out more about James or get in touch.

Life on the Edge

Madagascar’s once pristine and expansive rainforests are dwindling, and the animals and plants that inhabit them face the same fate. Isolated for some 65 million years, the island of Madagascar is almost three times the size of Britain and boasts unparalleled levels of endemic biodiversity. But its forest cover has declined drastically over the last century. This documentary follows a dedicated team of local and international researchers as they study these imperiled forest fragments in remote northern Madagascar.

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James is a research fellow interested in conservation genetics and ecology.

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Browse recent expeditions from the Amazon to Africa.

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A variety of resources and articles for aspiring conservationists.

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James has spoken to a wide variety of audiences, find out more.

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