Passionate conservationist Natalie is taking her research skills to the next level now she’s
graduated from Reaseheath. After completing her BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation and Ecology with First Class honours in 2015, Natalie’s now studying a Master’s degree (MSc) in Bird Conservation at Manchester Metropolitan University. Part of her MSc involved a fieldwork project based in the Philippines. She spent three months surveying and monitoring a rare endemic species of bird, Isabela Orieles (Oriolus isabellae) native to the Luzon rainforest.
During the trip she successfully ‘banded’ four of the birds to enable conservationists to continue
to track their movements and behaviours, having received bird banding training in the UK before embarking on her trip.
As a Reaseheath student Natalie particularly enjoyed the practical elements of her degree. She feels this, coupled with the support of industry experienced staff, gave her the confidence to continue to progress with her studies and get involved in ‘live’ field research.
Reaseheath felt like a home from home – the campus setting provided a good student atmosphere and it was a great place to build my confidence and mature as a