Russell Wynn

Professor Russell Wynn is a Trustee of Curlew Action and has been Director of Wild New Forest CIC since 2020, a not-for-profit conservation organisation in the New Forest National Park. Prior to that he enjoyed a 20-year science career at the UK National Oceanography Centre, culminating in a two-year stint as Associate Director and an ongoing role as Honorary Professor at University of Southampton. Russell also has extensive ornithological and conservation experience, including former roles as Chairman of the Seabird Group of UK and Ireland, and Manager of the England Curlew Recovery Partnership. He is a keen all-round naturalist and photographer, and has previously captured the first photo of Blue Whale in English waters, found and photographed the first Balearic Woodchat Shrike for Scotland, and most recently found the first UK specimen of Coprinopsis alnivora, a globally rare inkcap fungus!

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