Dave Ellacott

Reserves Warden


1994 - 1997 BSc Hons Environmental Science, Plymouth University.
2000 - Present day Reserves Warden for the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Based at Paignton Zoo

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My role is to manage the two nature reserves in Paignton Primley Park and Clennon Gorge. In addition, I assist in Zoo education activities and have taught on the Countryside and Environment course in partnership with South Devon College. I support Tracey Hamston, UK Conservation Officer, in providing a placement year for Ecology students.

I am the Training Coordinator and Devon representative of The Countryside Management Association.