Expedition Angano

In December 2015 I'm leading an international conservation expedition to Northern Madagascar, 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.

Expedition Angano

In December 2015 James is leading a team of international scientists on an expedition to a remote part of Northern Madagascar. Here they will collaborate with local conservationists, working to understand the effects of habitat fragmentation on animals communities.

The team are also currently crowdfunding to raise money to equip Malagasy university students that will join them in the field. This short clip gives an overview of the expedition, follow our progress here.

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James is a NERC funded PhD student interested in conservation genetics.

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Browse recent expeditions from Finland to Oman and the Amazon to the Caucasus.

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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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