& Wildlife Consultant
About The Knepp Rewilding Project
Since early 2015 David has been a resident photographer on the Knepp Rewilding project in West Sussex. Here, on the largest lowland rewilding project in Europe, David runs photographic and wildlife safaris and manages hides where photographers take stunning close up images of owls, kingfishers, birds of prey and the newly re-introduced White Storks.
David regularly acts as a guide, consultant and photographer for documentary and film-makers visiting Knepp. He has most recently assisted in the reintroduction of beavers on the estate and been commissioned to film White Storks for 2 films for BBC Springwatch in 2018 and Little Owls for TV2 Denmark, and currently as consultant on a documentary about the Rewilding Project.
Creating a new Wildlife Corridor in West Sussex
Housing developments, roads, intensive farming and urban sprawl have made it harder for wildlife to move around freely. These human-made barriers especially impact predators who roam long distances in search of prey. Other large mammals find themselves separated from their habitats or migration routes, he strongly feels that the existence of ‘reserves’ are merely islands in a sea of human intensification, and valued only for their worth to public recreation. This is an abomination and part of the solution, David feels, is to create habitat on a landscape scale and improve connectivity, where wildlife can safely move from place to place, and species expand their natural range, without human interference. Wildlife corridors are now being established all around the World and are helping entire ecosystems to expand and thrive despite close proximity to humans.
In 2020 David had a vision to create a new wildlife corridor close to his home in West Sussex. Due to David’s determination, vision, drive and pioneering spirit is slowly becoming closer to reality.
David Plummer is a wildlife expert, photographer and conservationist. His images are featured in leading wildlife publications, he advises internationally on eco-tourism and is a proactive conservationist within the UK. David combines his twin passions to deliver unique wildlife and photographic experiences in the UK and overseas.