Penguin Professor Named In BBC’s Most Influential Conservationist List

The Penguin Post has learned that a Swansea University professor, who often works with penguins as part of his meticulous research into animal movement, has been named as one of the country’s most influential conservation heroes. Professor Rory Wilson has been named as one of Britain’s 50 most influential conservation heroes by BBC Wildlife Magazine, alongside other eminent figures such as broadcasters Sir David Attenborough and Chris Packham and primate scientist Jane Goodall. The 50 conservation heroes are the people who the BBC’s panel of experts believe will have the biggest impact on wildlife in the next decade.

Rory Wilson Tagging A Penguin

Rory Wilson Tagging A Penguin

Working the university’s computer science and engineering departments, he has pioneered the use of non-invasive electronic tags, which allow the team to track penguin movement but with no negative effects on the animal. The tags allow researchers to track the full set of movements and see patterns enabling them to go beyond just describing what the penguin is doing, and predict what it’s going to do next.

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