Ian is our Project Manager for the EU LIFE funded “Saving Wildcats” project, being led by the RZSS on behalf of a partnership of collaborators and co-funders. He is based at the Highland Wildlife Park and responsible for the day-to-day management of the project. He feels passionately about his role and aims to build a world class team that will ensure this iconic species has an opportunity to thrive again in the Scottish Highlands.
Ian trained and practiced as a freshwater ecologist in his early career and then held several operational and management positions on route to specialising in environmental project management. He spent 2.5 years in the Philippines conducting research at the International Rice Research Institute and then 20 years working for the Natural Environment Research Council which included managing UK Government and EU funded consortium projects. Before joining the RZSS he spent 4 years managing community-based Climate Challenge Fund projects in Perthshire.
MBA (Lancaster University) Business Administration
PhD (University of Wales) Environmental impacts of agrochemical use in rice cultivation
MSc (University of Wales) Applied Hydrobiology
BSc (University of Stirling) Environmental Science and Biology
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Edinburgh Zoo launches lion webcam to thank supporters
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's Edinburgh Zoo has launched a new live webcam to thank everyone who has donated to help feed its animals in April.
The tiger who came to tea... and the science that told us what it ate
Jenny Kaden, RZSS Senior Lab Technician, explains how our tigers at Edinburgh Zoo are helping wild tigers get along with their human neighbours in Nepal… thanks to their poo! (And some help from the RZSS WildGenes team.)