Living Seas Champions
Within each of the North West Wildlife Trusts we have a Living Seas Champion, a member of staff who's job role is not primarily marine but who volunteers to champion our Living Seas work within their Trust and beyond.
Neil Harnott, Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Neil has worked for Cumbria Wildlife Trusts for over 10 years where he is the Senior Conservation Officer managing the Wider Conservation department which works largely on peatland conservation, hay meadow restoration and creating pollinator networks. He graduated with a BSc in Environmental Science from the Aberystwyth University. Neil line-manages the Senior Marine Conservation Officer, Chairs the Living Seas North West Steering Group and champions 'the big blue wobbly thing' (aka the sea) within Cumbria Wildlife Trust and beyond.
David Dunlop, Lancashire Wildlife Trust
David has worked for The Wildlife Trusts for over 30 years; first in Northern Ireland, then Oxfordshire, and now in Lancashire. He is Senior Conservation Officer for Policy & Advocacy for Lancashire Wildlife Trust and the Trust’s Living Seas Champion. He graduated in Zoology from the Queen’s University of Belfast and spent some years afterward at that University’s marine biology station on Strangford Lough, struggling to identify copepods on sand-mason reefs and running away from incoming tides.