About Dan

"When I was 5 I saw my first frog and was blown away. I'm wild about wildlife and nature never stops fascinating me! I'm passionate about supporting others in understanding and connecting to nature. I believe the more we do this, the deeper the respect, which leads to us treating the wild world and each other more kindly.” Dan Puplett

Dan Puplett has had a passion for the natural world from an early age. He went on to volunteer for a range of conservation projects and did his BSc (Hons) in Environmental Studies including a year’s ranger placement with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. Dan later completed his MSc in Environmental Forestry, while doing other conservation and environmental education work.

He worked for Trees for Life for over 11 years, where his many roles included leading over 80 residential conservation weeks in the Highlands, conducting surveys and training conservation leaders. 

For over thirty years Dan has studied a variety of naturalist and wilderness skills. He has a certificate (98% score) in Wildlife Track and Sign from Tracker Certification (a rigorous, internationally recognised tracking assessment) and the NCFE Level 3 Advanced Bushcraft Award. 

Dan is an Associate Tutor for the Field Studies Council, an instructor for the Kamana Naturalist Training Programme, a guest instructor for the Aigas Ranger Training Scheme, and has staffed a range of Art of Mentoring and other courses with nature connection pioneer, Jon Young. He has also assisted with large carnivore research as Volunteer Team Leader for Slovak Wildlife Society’s wolf and lynx tracking surveys.

He is extensively involved in environmental education with people of all ages, including home education groups as well as with disadvantaged youth and vulnerable adults. 

Dan lives in Moray, Scotland. He loves funk, slacklining and kung fu, and sometimes performs (unusual) comedy!

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