Blogger: JAMES CURRIE
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
A life-long birder and native of South Africa, James Currie has many years experience in the birding and wildlife tourism arenas. James has led professional wildlife and birding tours for 15 years and his passion for birding, adventure and remote cultures has taken him to nearly every corner of the globe. He has contributed to several publications, including the acclaimed Southern African Birdfinder and Wildwatch.
He is an expert in the field of sustainable development and holds a Bachelor's Degree in African Languages and a Masters degree in Sustainable Environmental Management. His dissertation received a distinction and has been used as a model for assessing the relationships between wildlife areas and local communities. James presented his dissertation to the Icelandic Government in 2001. One of his passions is forging links between local communities, wildlife and international travelers. From 2004-2007 James worked as the Managing Director of Africa Foundation, a non-profit organization that directs its efforts towards the upliftment of communities surrounding wildlife areas in Africa.
James is a highly sought-after public speaker and has been requested to speak at international conservation conventions, humanitarian fundraisers, birding shows, the Educational Travel Conference, The Adventure and Travel Expo and at various other events.
Currently he hosts and produces the popular adventure birding TV show, Nikon's Birding Adventures, on NBC Sports. James is also the host of the National Geographic show, Aerial Assassins. He immigrated to the United States with his family and resides in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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