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

David Bodenham BSc Ind (Hons), MSc

Executive Producer

David's long-standing interest in the natural world and the conservation of our planet’s biodiversity, led him to a career in conservation biology, ecology, photography and film production.


An advocate of evidence-based conservation, David has worked for such institutions as the University of Leeds and the Discovery Channel and his work ranges from conservation research, to science education and film-making.  David currently works as a commercial ecologist and oversees several projects. This includes Eco Sapien,. David also runs his own photography and videography company. 

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Phil Taylor BSc, MSc

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.


​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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What is Biodiversity?

From genetic diversity in animal populations, to different species of plants, to ecosystems like deserts or tundra - Biodiversity is an extremely broad term that describes the variety of life on Earth and the interactions between all these species, systems and variations.

Why is it Important?

We rely on biodiversity for countless things; food, resources, medical care, all of which we wouldn’t have, if it wasn’t for the natural processes which create these vital assets.  But as we loose more and more biodiversity on a global scale, biodiversity loss is becoming an issue that, potentially, is more prevalent and damaging than climate change.