Zoo and Wildlife Solutions

A unique consultancy offering bespoke services to the zoological world

Zoo and Wildlife Research, Conservation and Consultancy

I am a conservation scientist, wildlife veterinarian, zoo professional and a lecturer at the University of Chester. Zoo and Wildlife Solutions supports my conservation work and research both in zoos and in the wild. Through the company I provide a unique consultancy combining technical veterinary and scientific expertise with managerial, policy and advocacy skills to offer a diverse range of services in the zoological, conservation and wildlife health field.

For details of my work see the 'What I do' pages.

I operate three field conservation programmes which offer Masters and PhD opportunities through the University of Chester.

  1. 'Pasa de La Danta' - Management of wildlife corridors and development of biodiversity indicators in Costa Rica in conjunction with Rafiki Safari Lodge.

  2. Field surveys and conservation management of three Endangered Primates in Ghana with West African Primate Conservation Action (WAPCA).

  3. Conservation management of dry forest habitat in Cambodia in conjunction with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

Latest News

  • 8th March 2015 » Film of the Texan Penguin arrival
  • 8th March 2015 » Saola Seen in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years
  • 19th August 2014 » Eld's Deer Studbook to be Published
  • 19th August 2014 » Presentation at International Tapir Symposium, Brazil
  • 11th March 2014 » European Commission employs Matt as a BALAI Directive expert
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  • Zoo Licensing

    I can provide advice on zoo licensing to Zoo Operators or Local Authorities. I am a Defra appointed Zoo Inspector.

    Imports & Exports

    As previous Head of Imports for Defra, I can manage all aspects of your animal imports from paperwork to veterinary care during transport. I can assist with licensing, CITES and quarantine requirements.

  • Healthcare & Preventative Medicine

    I can develop preventative medicine, zoonotic disease and contingency plans to manage health care in your collection. I will also undertake veterinary audits and service reviews to ensure that your collection is receiving care to the highest modern standards.

    Enclosure Design

    I can design enclosures and provide advice on zoo developments. Examples of my work can be seen at Twycross Zoo where I worked with the team to design the new Lemur Walkthrough Exhibit.

Consultancy Clients include:

  • British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA)
  • ZSL – London Zoo
  • ZSL – Whipsnade Zoo
  • Chester Zoo
  • Twycross Zoo
  • West Midlands Safari Park
  • Dudley Zoo
  • Longleat Safari Park
  • Hobbledown
  • The Deep, Hull
  • Five Sisters Zoo
  • Tropical World @ Alcorns
  • Peak Wildlife Park
  • Merrist Wood College
  • Derby College
  • Ponderosa Rural Therapeutic Centre
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Arundal Castle
  • Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Training provided to:

  • Merlin Sealife Centres
  • Woburn Safari Park
  • West Midlands Safari Park
  • ZSL - London Zoo
  • Twycross Zoo
  • Drayton Manor Zoo
  • Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Knowsley Safari Park
  • Blair Drummond Safari Park
  • Blackpool Zoo
  • Howletts Wild Animal Park
  • Colchester Zoo
  • Wildwood
  • Reasheath College
  • Merrist Wood College
  • Derby College
  • Shepreth Wildlife Park
  • Hadlow College
  • Berkshire College
  • Marwell Wildlife
  • Paradise Wildlife Park
  • Wildlife Heritage Foundation
  • European Commission
  • Danish Veterinary Authority

Contact Us


Church View, Gresford Road, Hope, Wrexham.
LL12 9PW


+44 7547 153587

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