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Dr Niall McCann

Director of Conservation, National Park Rescue

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Since the age of 18 Niall has undertaken challenging expeditions all over the world, including rowing the Atlantic Ocean, skiing across Greenland, cycling over the Himalayas and canoeing the Yukon River. Niall’s adventures have been covered in the media for many years. He presented the award-winning documentary Lost in the Amazon, and two seasons of the multi award-winning TV series Biggest and Baddest. Niall has conducted remote-area biological research all over the globe. Specialising in endangered species reseach, he graduated with a PhD in Conservation Biology from Cardiff University in 2015. Niall has also worked in protected area law enforcement in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Focusing on anti-poaching operations, he is currently Director of Conservation at National Park Rescue. Niall is a National Geographic Explorer, a member of the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Trustee of the Wallacea Trust and Ambassador for Embrace Physical Education. He lives in Cardiff, UK with his wife Rachel and their baby daughter.

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