Since his graduation, Elliot has worked to apply the teachings of his BSc (Hons) Ecology and Wildlife Conservation degree on a range of conservation and ecology projects.
His first role, which he obtained immediately after completing his final year, was a project to slow the rapid decline of the Eurasian Curlew, whose numbers have almost halved across England in the last 20 years. This project was one of the first working to hand rear the eggs from military airfields and release them to support the wild population. He has also worked as a subcontractor for the Forestry Commission on a project to help understand and track the spread of an invasive moth species across the south of England, from the site of its introduction to the present day.
Elliot has now moved to the Seychelles, where he is monitoring rare species, including the world's rarest bat (the Seychelles sheath-tailed bat), two species of endangered sea turtles, one of the largest tortoise species on the planet and plants found only on the islands.
Elliot says: “My degree gave me the foundation to follow my dream of a career on the front lines of the fight against wildlife loss.”
Name: Elliot Frost
Job role: Assistant Conservation Officer
Organisation: Island Conservation Society
Course studied: BSc (Hons) Ecology and Wildlife Conservation
What their colleagues say
Elliot's experience and career progression are admirable, and he is a genuinely promising early career conservationist, applying his degree to make real change to the world.”
Nasreen Khan - Conservation Officer, Island Conservation Society