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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 Dr 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 and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.  

He is the Wildlife Trusts Wales Ambassador, the Skills Ambassador to ACT training alongside Jonathan Davies MBE and the Welsh Libraries Ambassador and Champion of reading 2014.  He has been a BAFTA letter opener and is Patron to many organisations across Wales including the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary, Jemima’s Place Animal Rescue and The Hedgehog Helpline.

Rhys has presented in many BBC television series including 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 6 years. He also works in radio, including his BBC Wales radio series ‘My date with Death’ and podcasts for the Guardian.  

Rhys’s latest BBC series ‘Rhys Jones’s Wildlife Patrol attracted an audience of 12 million viewers across the UK. He is currently shooting series 2 of ‘Rhys Jones’s Wildlife Patrol’ alongside lecturing and researching at Cardiff.