Mark has been guiding tours for over 30 years and is still as passionate as ever about exploring and educating visitors about New Zealand ecology and our conservation efforts.
Mark is a New Zealander and graduate of Otago University and is a passionate botanist and ornithologist. He is currently national President of the largest conservation society in New Zealand, the Royal Forest & Bird Protection society.
Mark has been involved with many conservation projects over the years and he is currently coordinating an exciting and innovative seabird conservation project along the Otago coast. This project concentrates on restoring up to seven species of seabird that have disappeared from the coast due to predation.
Mark has a rich history in conservation, he formerly worked for the New Zealand National Parks Service for 7 years and has had a professional involvement in conservation since 1979.
In 1988 Mark founded Nature Quest New Zealand to share his passion and knowledge with visitors to New Zealand and has been guiding ever since.