Directors

Nigel Spring

Nigel Spring

Nigel taught environmental studies in a Dorset Middle School for 14 years before setting up and running The Kingcombe Centre from 1987 until 2004. He is closely involved with the management of the Butterfly Conservation reserves in Dorset and is responsible for the education section of Butterfly Conservation’s website. In 2007 Nigel established EuCAN through The Kingcombe Trust with three consecutive tranches of EU Leonardo da Vinci funding.

Gwilym Wren

Gwilym Wren
Gwil worked for the Nature Conservancy Council, English Nature and Natural England for almost 30 years before leaving in April 2014. He undertook a variety of roles including Land Agent, Publicity Manager, Parliamentary Advisor, Senior Planning Adviser and Team Manager. He has worked mainly in the south and southwest of England and has an excellent knowledge of its wildlife and the challenges that faces it.

He co-led the EuCAN conservation visit to western Poland in 2009 and organised the return visit by our Polish partner, ETNA, to Dorset in 2011. He is currently establishing contacts for projects in the Balkans and is also involved in several European sustainable agriculture and forestry initiatives.

Gwil is also developing the concept of Wildlife Havens which is a radical idea to reverse the decline of wildlife in the countryside.

Joe Middleton

Joe Middleton

Joe is a conservation land management specialist, naturalist and ecologist.  UK based – currently working as Site Manager for The Woodland Trust managing 35 woodlands across the South West of the UK.  He studies and teaches wildlife ecology, specialising in butterflies and woodlands, and runs wildlife engagement activities at UK events and festivals. His voluntary roles include – Director for EUCAN, and Independent Advisor on the committee of the Bristol Nature Network.  He joined EUCAN in 2010 on a trip to Hungary and has been involved with us ever since.