Bob Elliot

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Leading groups and helping people enjoy the natural world is one of Bob's passions and a welcome antidote to the very challenging day job as Head of Investigations for the RSPB. Bob was born and spent his early years in North Yorkshire spending time in the Yorkshire Dales and a prominent member of the Harrogate and District Naturalists Society. A career in nature conservation started with two head warden posts on the Farne Islands before moving to Scotland to work for the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), undertaking Countryside Ranger/Naturalist roles at lowland sites in Dumfries and Galloway. A promotion to Countryside Manager for the Highlands and Islands for the NTS meant overseeing the work of the Rangers and wider countryside management. Site and reserves included the mountainous properties of Glencoe, Kintail, West Affric and Torridon, iconic islands such as Iona, Canna, Fair Isle and St Kilda. Bob also managed the Countryside Ranger and Warden Service for Scotland's first National Park in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs before joining the RSPB in 2007. An experienced naturalist with an extensive knowledge of wildlife management and skilled in countryside interpretation both in the UK and internationally with trips to Antarctica, Peru, South Africa and Europe. Bob has assisted in a vulture feeding project in the Spanish Pyrenees, Iberian Lynx watching in Spain and the nest monitoring of Bearded Vultures in France and Spain. In recent years he has worked on cruises as guest lecturer/naturalist to Iceland, The Faroe Islands, Portugal, Ireland and the Scottish Islands, including St Kilda and Fair Isle. Expert on birds and mammals and specialist knowledge of birds of prey and seabirds and has field experience of using camera traps and remote surveillance techniques.

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