|qualifications:||Open Scholar at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he studied Zoology.|
|occupation:||Writer, broadcaster and academic. Currently Visiting Fellow of the Green College Centre for Environmental Policy and Understanding., Green College, Oxford.|
1/ On graduating, he joined the BBC's Natural History Unit as a radio producer, making natural history and environmental programmes.
2/ He left the Natural History Unit to work briefly as a current affairs producer and presenter for the BBC's World Service, before leaving the BBC to research and write his first book.
3/ His second book, "Amazon Watershed", was produced after he spent two years in Brazil, over the course of seven journeys (1989-1992), investigating the causes of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. The book won the Sir Peter Kent Award for Conservation Writing. On reading it, the President of Brazil promised to change some of his government's policies in the Amazon.