January 29, 2013, by Lindsay Brooke

Walking on the wild side

Environmental historian, Dr Rob Lambert, has been appointed Vice-President of the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust.

This honour for Dr Lambert, who lectures at The University of Nottingham on Tourism and the Environment, follows his appointment as one of the national ‘Ambassadors’ for the wider Wildlife Trusts movement in Britain which has over 800,000 members.

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust is one of the smallest of the 47 county Wildlife Trusts in Britain. Falling within the Duchy of Cornwall, it has HRH The Prince of Wales as its Patron.

Dr Lambert said: “The archipelago of Scilly is hugely important for its maritime heathland and marine wildlife, endemic terrestrial species such as the Scilly shrew and Scilly bee, breeding seabirds, as well as rich coastal archaeology.”

Dr Lambert has strong working links with the BBC Natural History Unit. Over the past few years Dr Lambert has been involved in a number of major natural history and wildlife television series. He has worked on BBC 4 Birds Britannia, BBC 4 Timeshift When Britain Went Wild, BBC Scotland’s Making Scotland’s Landscape. He also works as an international observer of sustainable tourism operations for the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators.

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