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Dr Rhys Jones 

Rhys completed his PhD on “British reptile conservation: phylogeography and translocation studies” (supervised by Prof. Mike Bruford and Prof. Jo Cable) in 2009 and continues to research and lecture at Cardiff University.

He is a Principle ecologist, a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, A Fellow of the Society of Biology, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.  

He is the Wildlife Trusts Wales Ambassador, the Welsh Libraries Ambassador and Champion of reading and Skills Ambassador to ACT training alongside Jonathan Davies MBE.  

Rhys is a BAFTA nominated Television and Radio presenter. His BBC television career includes two series of ‘Rhys to the Rescue’, Chris Packham’s ‘Nature’s Calendar’ and Sir David Attenborough’s ‘Saving Planet Earth’. He has presented the Royal Welsh Show on BBC Wales for 7 years. He also works in radio, including his BBC Wales radio series ‘My date with Death’ and podcasts for the Guardian. He regularly appears on BBC radio alongside the likes of Simon Mayo on Drive time BBC Radio 2, Cerys Mathews on Radio 6 Music and Inside Science on BBC Radio 4.

Rhys’s latest BBC television series ‘Rhys Jones’s Wildlife Patrol attracted an audience of 12 million viewers across the UK. He is currently shooting series 3 of ‘Rhys Jones’s Wildlife Patrol’, which will be aired in 2015, alongside lecturing and researching at Cardiff University.