Alexander WatsonExpedition Leader
Alexander is a passionate scientist and protagonist who uses his ecology background to try and reverse our current extinction crisis by empowering local communities. In his current role with WWF, Alexander works closely with Indigenous Rangers in the Kimberley to protect some of the last populations of Australia’s threatened fauna including night parrots, nabarlek and northern quolls.
Combining a love for travel and birdwatching, and excitement for exploring new ecosystems and cultures, Alexander also works on expedition ships. For more than a decade, Alexander has worked as a guide and lecturer in Antarctica, the sub-Antarctic Islands, Borneo and the Spice Islands among other regions.
In a previous life, Alexander lectured at university in conservation biology and ecology and worked for non-government organisations helping conserve WA’s Great Western Woodlands and Canada’s temperate rainforests. He has published scientific reports on topics including assessing the National Reserve System in Australia, the need for a new approach for managing the large, intact landscapes, the effects of habitat fragmentation on woodland birds, the effects of logging disturbance on forests and impacts of oil spills on biodiversity.
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