The Nature professional advisor is Emmett Johnston.
Emmett brings to Nature a wealth of in the field experience and knowledge. As Editor of Nature.ie Emmett helps to identify real issues in the locality and keep us up to date with the ever-changing world that is our local environment.
In his role as professional advisor Emmett can draw on his years of experience and qualifications in the conservation field.
Emmett is a graduate in Countryside Management, University of Wales, Aberystwyth; he holds a MSc. in Coastal Zone Management, University of Ulster and is currently coordinating research on shark conservation with Queens University Belfast.
Emmett can blend his academic knowledge with his many practical awards and qualifications from Deer Management to Wildlife Photography.
His past experience working as a N.T.S. Ranger in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, N.P.W.S. Ranger in Glenveagh National Park, Donegal and The Wicklow Mountains National Park as an operative gives him a depth of experience from both the management and the operative’s perspective.
Emmett also has experience in the private sector, having worked in remoter areas of Scotland's Northwest on footpath design and construction. He undertook short term contracts with groups such as The Countryside Commission for Wales and The Deer Commission for Scotland before taking up his current position as The Conservation Ranger for Inishowen with the National Parks and Wildlife service, Department of Environment Heritage and local Government.
Since returning to Ireland Emmett has guided numerous environmental media producers (RTE, BBC 2 and NI, UTV) in recording the unique blend of habitats and species found on the Northwest coast. He co-founded the Irish Basking Shark Project and has published extensively on conservation topics and wildlife affairs.