About Dan

Dan Puplett has had a passion for the natural world from an early age. He went on to volunteer for a range of conservation projects and did his BSc (Hons) in Environmental Studies including a year’s placement with the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. Dan later completed his MSc in Environmental Forestry, while doing other conservation and environmental education work.

He worked for Trees for Life for over 10 years, where his many roles included leading over 80 residential conservation weeks in the Highlands, conducting surveys and training conservation leaders.

For over thirty years Dan has studied a variety of naturalist and wilderness skills. He has a Certificate (98% score) in Wildlife Track and Sign from Cybertracker Conservation (a rigorous, internationally recognised tracking assessment), the NCFE Level 3 Advanced Bushcraft Award and Level 4 PTLLS.

Dan is an Associate Tutor for the Field Studies Council, an instructor for the Kamana Naturalist Training Programme, a guest instructor for the Aigas Ranger Training Scheme, and has staffed several of Jon Young’s Art of Mentoring programmes. He has assisted with large carnivore research as Volunteer Team Leader for Slovak Wildlife Society’s wolf and lynx tracking surveys, and he conducts mammal surveys in Scotland.

He has been extensively involved in environmental education with young people, including home ed groups as well as with disadvantaged youth and vulnerable adults.

Dan lives in Moray, Scotland. He enjoys music, slacklining and kung fu, and sometimes performs (unusual) comedy!