2014 – David Saunders MBE

Being appointed Skomer’s first Warden in 1960 began a lifelong association with Pembrokeshire, from where he organised the first ever census of the breeding seabirds of the British Isles, Operation Seafarer. For 20 years he was Director of the West Wales Trust for Nature Conservation, and Honorary Warden of Grassholm. He helped to initiate the Pembrokeshire Bird Report and is a prolific lecturer and author, including Where to Watch Birds in WalesThe Birds of Pembrokeshire and Seabirds of Britain and Ireland. He is also a former President of WOS.

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