Living in harmony with wildlife and wild places
Hello and welcome to my website.
Through these pages I share my love of the natural world, as well as professional and creative offerings that reflect these interests.
As a nature writer and environmental project innovator, I have created and curated many awareness initiatives, ranging from cetaceans and marine conservation, to rhino conservation, wilderness preservation and my urban wildlife programme Wild Neighbours.
I have worked alongside so many inspired people and organisations, and this experience has reaffirmed my belief that when we come together, sharing our passions and commitment to a specific cause, we can work effectively towards not only preserving our natural world, but restoring spaces and protecting local species that have been diminished or lost over time.
It requires a deep collective commitment and ultimately, through working for wildlife and wild places, we are honouring the essence and sanctity of our own lives, our own wild selves.
I truly believe that the health of the earth is inseparable from our own health.
Throughout my work, I share messages of connection to the natural world, and to the many creatures great and small that live alongside us.
Belinda Mara Ashton
“Through years of experience, I have come to see that we nurture feelings of concern, compassion and caring when we connect deeply, emotionally, to the land, to the animals. This connection then translates into a deep desire to live differently.”