DR JAMES BORRELL
Conservation Biologist & Explorer
James Borrell is a conservation scientist, and science communicator with a passion for adventurous expeditions and conservation fieldwork. He has been involved in expeditions to a variety of challenging environments, from the sweltering Amazon to frozen Arctic and deserts of Oman to the rainforests of Borneo. Most recently he led an international team of scientists and filmmakers on a challenging research expedition to a poorly studied region of Northern Madagascar.
An accomplished scientist, James’s passion is in understanding the genetics of rare and endangered species whilst exploring how we can engage young people with conservation through citizen science. James has shared his stubbornly optimistic perspective on global challenges with audiences all over the UK, including TEDx, Earthwatch and the Royal Geographical Society.
Past Speaking Engagements
Royal Geographical Society
Royal Over-Seas League
Scientific Exploration Society
British Exploring Society
University of Exeter
James' Talks include:
Exploration with Purpose - Dealing with hardships and challenges in pursuit of a goal
Grand Challenges - How technology can change our view of the world
Lessons from leading expeditions
James speaks passionately on conservation at a TEDx event
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, UK
"It was fantastic to hear positive conservation messages along with inspiring tales of his travels and research.. ..an excellent speaker and a really nice chap.”
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