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Dan Danahar

Dr Dan Danahar is a biodiversity educationalist, who has led a number of local initiatives within the city of Brighton & Hove, including persuading the public to count butterflies, which in turn inspired the national charity Butterfly Conservation to develop the Big Butterfly Count.

He has also introduced Butterfly Havens as a habitat restoration approach for chalk grassland butterflies, giving the public access to nature on their doorsteps. Dan is Executive Trustee of the charitable company Big Nature, which aims to revitalise the relationship between people and their local wildlife by creating natural habitats within the UNESCO designated Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere region.

Most recently he has been producing the “Butterflies of the Biosphere” and “Butterflies of the British Isles” video series, both of which can be viewed on YouTube. In addition, Dan administers a FaceBook discussion page, “Corfu Butterflies and Moths” through which he has been working to set up a Corfu Butterfly Survey.

Dan first started to work with us as a guide in 2018 when he co-led a successful tour to north Greece for spring butterflies. His next project with us will be an exciting holiday to Corfu for butterflies and other wildlife, scheduled for May 2020.

Follow Dan on Twitter @ButterflyDan

 


A sample from Dan’s video series…

  

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