Dick Watling has been a resident of Fiji since childhood and is the Principal and Founder of Environmental Consultants Fiji Ltd., Fiji’s sole specialist environmental consultancy practice. In this capacity his 25 years of consultancy experience encompasses a very broad range of environmental and conservation planning and management in Pacific Island Countries and South East Asia.
Dick gained a doctorate in Applied Ecology from the University of Cambridge, UK, and his specialist expertise in tropical forest and terrestrial vertebrate studies has formed the basis of extensive work experience in environmental assessment and conservation and protected area management. Dick is an internationally acknowledged authority on Fiji’s environment, its birds and terrestrial wildlife. He has published five books and over 25 scientific papers.