About Us

Eco Sapien

We’re a team of Conservation Biologists. Fundamentally, our job is to stop biodiversity loss around the world. In a money-orientated world, we often have to justify why saving biodiversity is imperative, not only because of its right to exist, but because of its integral importance to humans.  Our YouTube channel is a window into just some of these issues. We hope to continue growing our library, illustrating conservation stories from around the world.

The Team

The Humans of Eco Sapien

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David Bodenham BSc Ind (Hons), MSc

David Bodenham

Executive Producer

David works as a Senior Applied Ecologist at AECOM Ltd, specialising in innovation. He is also an award-winning wildlife photographer and filmmaker.

A founding member of Eco Sapien, his academic background lies within bat and amphibian conservation, and he has an extensive knowledge of biodiversity and ecological issues. Through his interdisciplinary projects, David has collaborated with universities and conservation organisations around the world exploring key conservation issues. 

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Phil Taylor BSc, MSc

Phil Taylor

Outreach director and co-producer

 

Phil has over a decade’s worth of experience of delivering wildlife education in the form of workshops, writing and photography.

 

​A founding member of Eco Sapien, currently Phil resides in York, working freelance on a variety of wildlife projects, including the St Nicks Discover Nature group, outreach for organisations including the Canal and River Trust and Natural England, and conducting wildlife surveys for ecology consultancies such as Quants. Most recently he has joined the Railway to Greenway project to highlight the importance of biodiversity along the green cycle ways between York and Selby.

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Phil Taylor BSc, MSc

Arran Moran

Social media coordinator

 

Arran works as a conservation biologist and science communicator, finding stories that have yet to be told.
 

Arran hopes to bring some fresh ideas to the Eco Sapien channel through his flair for creative writing, aiming to build upon his own filmmaking experience as he continues to pursue a career as a wildlife filmmaker and presenter. Alongside writing scripts, he’ll be helping to develop the social side of the channel, creating weekly videos covering a range of conservation stories and news events with the aim of producing both engaging and relevant digital content, enough to get anyone fascinated by nature.

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