Darren Hart - Estate Ranger

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A member of the ranger team here with the trust for over five years, you can guarantee Darren will be working with a smile.

 

I moved to the Isles of Scilly in May 2009 to work for the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust. I had been to the islands in the past with my school as a young teenager. I grew up in St Columb Major in Cornwall and was schooled in Newquay, going on to study Zoology Bsc (International) at Leeds university. After university I returned to Cornwall and volunteered with Cornwall Wildlife Trust's reserves team for 18 months, where I gained valuable experience and qualifications which helped in pursuing a career in conservation. Before coming to the islands I was working in Scotland but looking to move to the south west. In the end I overshot Cornwall and landed in Scilly. Since I've been living here I've married my Scottish wife and we've just had a baby boy (2014). If I was an animal I'd like to be a swift.