Angie Nash, Director
Angie’s first solo international adventure took her out to the jungles of Borneo in her late teens, where, on arriving in Asia she hitch hiked her way into the depths of central Kalimantan via motorbike, car and boat. It was here that she secured her first wildlife research post helping to protect the endangered orang utan.
In her early 20’s, her adventures took her to Zimbabwe where she conducted wildlife surveys, walking 20km each day through wild country far from the main tracks, with only a local office cleaner for company, who had replaced his broom for an empty rifle for the day. It was here that her love for wildlife tracking really began and she has used it for many years as a method of monitoring wildlife for conservation combined with other scientific techniques in her role as an ecological surveyor and wildlife researcher.
In 2006 she made her first venture into the Arctic, working alongside local Inuit to track and monitor polar bear populations and help to develop the Footprint Identification Technique (FIT -WildTrack) for bears – a non invasive method to monitor a species without interference or disturbance to the animal. She is hoping to develop this technique further through a PhD working with bear populations around the globe including the Mazalaai in the Gobi desert, Mongolia.
She has been breathed on by wild giraffes, charged at by lions, had a female matriarch elephant stand over her and trumpet in her ear, and swam in rivers alongside crocodiles. It is this love for the wilderness that has enabled Angie to immerse herself fully in the natural environment and develop the necessary skills and knowledge required to lead expeditions in remote areas monitoring and helping in the conservation of the wildlife that resides there.
She has spent time living alone in the wilderness and also alongside indigenous communities throughout the globe learning traditional craft, how to ‘survive’ in extreme environments and how to become true custodians of the wildlife they share their habitat with.
In more recent years she has lectured in Ecology and Conservation at Plymouth University, been a guest instructor of bushcraft and primitive skills in schools throughout the USA, qualified in ‘Far From Help’ medical support, qualified as a field guide in South Africa (FGASA)and is a qualified Freediver and HGV driver.
A true explorer having ventured into some of the worlds most remote places to help protect the wildlife living there and engage and share skills with the local community, along with her passion for innovation and exploration, Angie has now brought some of her travels to you to experience.