Alec Christie
About Alec Christie
I’m a wildlife warrior who has taken inspiration from Steve Irwin and Sir David Attenborough to pursue a career in wildlife conservation and television presenting. A Marine Biologist by training, I am currently studying at the University of St Andrews in Scotland but soon I’ll be moving to the University of Cambridge for a PhD in Zoology. Using my PhD I’ll be working to streamline the process by which conservation science is converted into policy change and action in the field. I love the outdoors and wildlife, and I’m an amateur wildlife photographer in my spare time. One of my favourite animals are seabirds (particularly the Fulmar) and I really want to become a wildlife television presenter one day. I am passionate about making people realise what an amazing natural world we live in and why we should keep striving to protect it.
Zoology

Warm blood gives sharks and tunas superspeed

July 26, 2017 0

Although shark movies like Jaws and Sharknado 1, 2, 3 (the list goes on…) may portray sharks in an unrealistically menacing light, they are correct in that sharks are fast. Really fast. But the sharks […]

Conservation

Illegal loggers stopped in their tracks

April 5, 2017 0

Imagine you’re in a rainforest… what would you hear? Pessimists would say the chuckles of poachers and illegal loggers with the depressing roar of a chainsaw. But really think, is that what you would hear? […]

Conservation

Tuskless Elephants

March 28, 2017 0

As the poaching crisis rumbles on, African elephant populations are being decimated. But something strange is also happening to the appearance of elephants. They’re losing their tusks. If you take a safari in Zambia, you’re […]

Conservation

Alien invaders on Planet Earth

March 13, 2017 0

It may surprise you to learn that invasive species are regarded by conservationists as THE greatest cause of species extinctions in recent history. Some say there is limited evidence of this claim [1], however it is agreed […]

Environment

2050 – the year plastic will outnumber fish

March 2, 2017 2

Warning: this article contains photos of animals which readers may find unsettling. Yes, you read that right, according to research by the World Economic Forum, by 2050 you are more likely to bump into some […]