Who are we?

This website started as the initiative of John Sawyer who passed away unexpectedly in late 2015. 

John had been visiting Mull for over 40 years. He trained in ecology in the UK and then moved to New Zealand for 20 years to work on nature conservation for the New Zealand Department of Conservation. He worked mainly on terrestrial conservation with a focus on threatened species and biosecurity. John returned to the UK to live in Scotland with his partner Karlene in late 2013 and was the CEO of the National Biodiversity Network.

John developed the website with Karlene and others and his legacy is a tool designed for the gathering of biological data, a vehicle for education about biodiversity, and a means of supporting responses to the needs of the wildlife of Mull.

It is now maintained by a large number of people, all of whom have the best interests of the Isle of Mull at heart. Most of them live on the island and many others go there as often as they can, whilst some simply want to support it from afar as a project which is valuable in its own right

Our thanks go to the many people who have kindly provided images, articles and information to improve this website, and we welcome contributions from anyone who feels able to help maintain and develop it further in the future. 

For more information please email us at wildmull@gmail.com

 

This page last updated on 16 Apr 2016