Director of Conservation at Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Malpas, Cheshire SY14 8EF
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Martin is director of conservation at Cheshire Wildlife Trust, one of 47 wildlife trusts in the U.K. that collectively have more than 800,000 members and manage over 2,300 nature reserves. His team of 20 works across a wide variety of wildlife activities, including the management of 45 nature reserves and an 85 ha high nature value farm. He leads the strategic delivery across all aspects of nature conservation, including species, habitats, protected sites, ecosystem-based conservation, science and learning, natural capital and nature-based solutions to socio-economic challenges.
Martin has a Ph.D. in environmental sciences and has worked in the environmental and conservation field around the world, beginning his career as a post-doctoral researcher in the Antarctic. He returned to England five years ago, after working on conservation projects for two years in the Seychelles.