Research & Engagement Officer

Ian Thomas

Born in Vancouver, Ian has a lifelong passion for the ecosystems and wildlife of the coastal rainforest.

Phone : +1-250-896-4007
Email : [email protected]
Website : www.ancientforestalliance.org

About Ian

Born in Vancouver, Ian has a lifelong passion for the ecosystems and wildlife of the coastal rainforest.

A biologist by training, Ian received his Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Windsor in Ontario. Ian’s work as a wildlife biologist has taken him to wild places across Canada. From the depths of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest to the boreal forests of Saskatchewan; to Seabird Island in the Maritimes, to the cloud forests of South America, and to far-flung islands in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, these journeys have instilled in him a deep love and reverence for the dwindling wild places of the world.

Ian is a passionate bird-watcher and naturalist, as well as a fanatical big-tree hunter. He is happiest when thrashing through dense underbrush, scrambling over deadfall, and wading through icy streams in search of scarce groves of undiscovered giants that still survive in the remote corners of coastal BC.

Ian’s excited to join the AFA team and looks forward to helping further the mission to safeguard BC’s most magnificent forests.

Working to protect BC’s endangered old-growth forests and ensure a sustainable, second-growth forest industry.